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Hardware Intel Xeon E5-2670 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 6 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    ace, and it`s only just over a grand. hehe.
     
  3. misterd77

    misterd77 New Member

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    yeah, it can play crysis, seriously though, what on earth would a typical pc gamer do with one of these, endlessly brag about benchmarks scores ?, thats about how usefull it is....
     
  4. misterd77

    misterd77 New Member

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    so, a dual xeon board, a couple of these xeons at £1,200, quad channel memory (16gb min), and a couple of ssd's to round it off, thats £5,000 please...!!!!, meanwhile, in the real world, the next apu is just round the corner, trinity here i come...
     
  5. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    A pretty great CPU - always nice to see a server-level CPU with benchmarks like these :rock:
     
  6. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    didnt have a ton of time to read all the article, just glancing at the graphs...why do you have 2x2670's scattered around the charts along with what looks to be a single 2670?
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I've just updated this - we did all the testing with two Xeon E5-2670's as we were limited on time in the third party test lab we went to. As a majority of workstations that will opt for this CPU will use dual CPU boards (including the Boston Venom workstation we looked at in the review here) we felt this was the best use of our time.
     
  8. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Y'know, we got a new magazine, new direction, so, is this type of review relevant to the new redefined direction?

    By the way - Trinity here I come too
     
  9. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    cool, thanks...just wanted to be certain....hopefully we will be grabbing a couple of evga sr-x boards with 2 of these chips at my office...
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Envious! :D
     
  11. jizwizard

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    please do a geekbench run on it
     
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    Omnituens New Member

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    Link to the performance analysis page under the terragen 2 graph is broken - tries to go to page 13
     
  13. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    Yes please do :)
     
  14. mucgoo

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    23/35 for the value?
    You know that article a few weeks back about score inflation in game reviews...
     
  15. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    And mostly what these CPUs will be doing is running VMs.
    Which they will be bloody awesome at, but still, not much fun unless you're an enterprise geek like me :)
     
  16. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure Intel won't give two hoots what gamers think of these CPUs.

    The vast majority of these CPUs will be running workloads on VMware/Xen/Hyper-V and so on... and they most definitely can't play Crysis (Gaming on Hyper-V is atrocious!)
     
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    Protip: If it's gaming you want, Xeons represent pretty bad value. Suffice to say, you're not the target market.
     
  18. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    it would be sweet if i could convince my work that a replica backup server should be stationed at my house...

    maybe one night, when no one is watching...my it guy and i can take everything offline and run some!
     
  19. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    wonder if they'll release an unlocked version to be able to overclock....?
     
  20. rollo

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    why would you want to game on duel xeons lol its for workstation work

    nice price epic performance for that. Already considering this upgrade for my workstation

    £5000 is nothing for a workstation they start at about £3k before you even add the GPU and the Top end nvidia gpu is over £3000 ( quadro 6000 6gb ) thats before you even think of sli them for even more crazy performance. 32gb of ram ecc is alot of cash ( £1300 ish corsiar lowest speed)

    Last 2 we brought just under 12 months ago was just short of £10k each for the work we are running ( high end video rendering, VM emu ) we are saving a fortune though in time it takes to render ect.
     
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