Thoughts on first gen E5-2670

josephnunn

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Ugh, I'm reconsidering switching to the ASRock... but so lazy to swap out the S2600CP -_-

What is wrong with the Intel s2600p? I downloaded the manual for it when evaluating boards and I have to say, I love how Intel details everything in its manuals, its fantastic. The Taiwan makes could learn quite a bit about how to document. My experience with Intel boards is spotless, they make solid gear, if a bit uninspiring.

The only shortcomings I could find was that it only has x8 PCIe slots and there are only 6 sata connections, a bit limiting I would fill those up immediately so I'd probably get the $30 raid card Natex sells with it. The Asrock I bought only has 8 DIMMs though, so each has an issue. If you are only going to use 1 video card I do not think any card at this time can really take advantage of x16 slots. However if you use your cards to train neural networks you will want x16 slots for sure, and you will want them off the same processor PCIe root complex.

One thing I can say positively about the Asrock board is it looks like it has standard EATX holes, and should work in any EATX case without a problem. Many server boards have the hole in the corner near the I/O area different, among others.

You might consider Tyan boards I found at SuperBiiz.com, a few under $400 with 8 layer PCB, 16 DIMMS, and all the PCIe slots off the first processor, with the corner hole in the right ATX spot. They have the model with audio and can support 150 watt CPUs (not all of these boards can).

S7050A2NRF Tyan Dual LGA2011 Xeon/ Intel C602/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&2GbE/ SSI EEB Server Motherboard - Xeon Server Motherboard - SuperBiiz.com

I was considering strongly but its an extra $100 over the Asrock board and I went cheap.

Joseph
 

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What is wrong with the Intel s2600p?

I wouldn't say there was anything wrong specifically, it's just a little a la carte on features (e.g. having to pick up things like RMS25KB080 or RKSATA8 for SCU) which I suppose is fine and I was just impatient.
 

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Guys, have it, here you go:

Benchmarks:

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If anyone wants any other benchmarks, let me know. (If I don't reply, shoot me an Email at miggtt699@gmail.com)

System specs:

Intel Xeon E5-2670 OC 2.7Ghz (3.5Ghz Turbo) 8C/16T (BCLK 106 // Stock voltage)

Raijintek Triton 240mm in PUSH

Asus P9X79 socket 2011 4801 BIOS

Kingston HyperX FURY BLACK 12GB DDR3 Dual Channel (32GB coming soon)

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

WD Blue 1TB

Corsair VS650

NZXT H440 White

CPU-Z LINK: CPU-Z VALIDATOR
 

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Guys, have it, here you go:

*See Above Post for Benchmarks*

If anyone wants any other benchmarks, let me know. (If I don't reply, shoot me an Email at miggtt699@gmail.com)

System specs:

Intel Xeon E5-2670 OC 2.7Ghz (3.5Ghz Turbo) 8C/16T (BCLK 106 // Stock voltage)

Raijintek Triton 240mm in PUSH

Asus P9X79 socket 2011 4801 BIOS

Kingston HyperX FURY BLACK 12GB DDR3 Dual Channel (32GB coming soon)

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

WD Blue 1TB

Corsair VS650

NZXT H440 White

CPU-Z LINK: CPU-Z VALIDATOR

I'm no expert on how things should bench, however as I will be coming from a i7 920 which you show the results for above I'm pretty excited. This will be a big bump for me and I'm going 2 CPUs.

My CPUs and RAM from Natex have arrived, and except for a small spot of dust on one of the DIMMs they look great, can't wait to try them out when the board gets here!

Joseph
 

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I wouldn't say there was anything wrong specifically, it's just a little a la carte on features (e.g. having to pick up things like RMS25KB080 or RKSATA8 for SCU) which I suppose is fine and I was just impatient.

Well, the s2600p is $105 cheaper at Natex than the Asrock EP2C602 I got from Newegg, and you can hold 16 DIMMs, it was very tempting for me to consider that board myself.

For the price its a fine piece of kit.

Joseph
 

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Dual Overclocked x5660's vs dual stock e5-2670's. Ive been looking around trying to find a good benchmark comparing these in dual socket mode to see how the very high level of overclocking would help the older x5660's compared to the newer e5. Cinema 4d. Premiere. After Effects.
 

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I just went for the s2600cp with two 2670's and 32gb of ram since my cheap dual 1366 build went south. Anyone run linux or esxi on these?
 

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Also running ESXi 6.0U2 on a S2600CP with a Radeon 7870 passed through, works great!
 

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Building this soon. I have everything but the case. Dang, those motherboards are hard to get right now.
 

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Yeah I'm minus a case right now as well, nothing I have fits e-atx. My coolers show up tomorrow so it should be up and running soon
 

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Here are my two dual 2011 with e502670 CPUs.. I don't use a case, just run them open air on a board with small wood blocks under the board for some air space.
Running Ubuntu Linux or win vista business.
One is the Intel and the other is an AsRock
dual2011_zpsko0o95ym.jpg
 

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Here are my two dual 2011 with e502670 CPUs.. I don't use a case, just run them open air on a board with small wood blocks under the board for some air space.
Running Ubuntu Linux or win vista business.
One is the Intel and the other is an AsRock
dual2011_zpsko0o95ym.jpg

Awesome, haha! I ran a similar setup when I had a quad (16 cores X4) G34 ES rig that I had software overclocked 50%! For Folding @Home mind you. That sucker drew about 1300W from the wall and keep my main floor toasty all the winter before last - and helped contribute heavily to the $390 power bill when spring rolled around.

Those two, I'm sure, are much more energy efficient and just as powerful to boot!
 

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Awesome, haha! I ran a similar setup when I had a quad (16 cores X4) G34 ES rig that I had software overclocked 50%! For Folding @Home mind you. That sucker drew about 1300W from the wall and keep my main floor toasty all the winter before last - and helped contribute heavily to the $390 power bill when spring rolled around.

Those two, I'm sure, are much more energy efficient and just as powerful to boot!

I also have an AMD 4P G34 12 core 6172, one 2P G34 6172, and one 4P AMD socket F, and three 2P socket 1366, two 2P socket 2011, and a few single systems with x5660 or E5-1650 CPUs and one big electric bill..

I heat my house in the Winter with my computers, mostly crunch BOINC.
Yeah the electric bill does go up, but I hardly use fuel oil any more. I turn most of it off for the warmer months. I'll keep a couple running that I use to tape TV shows. They might as well crunch since they are on.

The 4P socket F with 8425H Opterons throw off the most heat. That room gets toasty .
 
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Here are my two dual 2011 with e502670 CPUs.. I don't use a case, just run them open air on a board with small wood blocks under the board for some air space.
Running Ubuntu Linux or win vista business.
One is the Intel and the other is an AsRock

Bill can you run cinbench 15 on the Asrock board? I would love to know the score.
 

Bill1024

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Bill can you run cinbench 15 on the Asrock board? I would love to know the score.

I do have a vista drive installed on that system normally, I have Linux on it right now. I will finish the work I am doing in a day or so, and see if I can run that for you.
 
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I couldn't resist and ordered two E5-2670. Any thoughts on the Asus Z9PA-D8? This boards is quite inexpensive and also in standard ATX form factor.
 
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i'm very happy with my 60 buck chips, tons of cores for very little coin
 

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Purchased one of these several weeks ago and paired it with an Asus Rampage Black IV edition motherboard. What a monster of a workstation paired with 4 sticks of memory. Don't need that much juice in a pc so my thought was to sell the mobo/cpu combo if anybody is interested.
 

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What's the long term feasability of these chips though, being older now? Since it's mostly a dead socket now.
 

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What chip would you guys recommend for non OC? Would love having a 6/8 or even 10 core cpu just because, maybe running at 3.2ghz?
 

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Yeah, but that's the problem, eventually that'll become outdated. So while you are getting the E5-2670 fairly cheap, you're also shooting yourself in the foot because you dumped 200+ into a board with nearly no support.
 

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Yeah, but that's the problem, eventually that'll become outdated. So while you are getting the E5-2670 fairly cheap, you're also shooting yourself in the foot because you dumped 200+ into a board with nearly no support.
So? It either does what you want now or it doesn't. I generally don't buy computer hardware concerns of what I can upgrade it to down the road.
 

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Yes, as of today, but they should be cheaper a year or two from now.

Everything will be cheaper a year or two from now. Not just the v2 chips...If you go from a v1 to v2 similar cpu speed or slightly higher upgrade you're doing it wrong. Might be money better spent on something else.
 

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Thanks astr627 for running the benchmark , I'm sorry, I been so busy and forgot all about it.

I just ordered another Intel dual 2011 175$, got the CPUs for 55$ each. Had 2 HS/fans and 8 sticks R1333 dual rank ram and a PSU sitting around. Figured get the parts while the getting is good.
It is my 3rd and last one I am building. Well at least until I sell off some other boards.

These 16 core 32 threads do what I need them to do very well. Even single core, doing non-AVX work, it holds its own vs my Ivyleague and my Haswel CPUs
My overclocked e5-1650 hexcore shines as well.

I found with these dual 2670 CPUs , make sure you get dual rank memory. It can feed the data to these CPUs much faster and process much more work units. (Running BOINC)
 
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Is there a benchmark comparison between UDIMMs, RDIMMs and LRDIMMs on Sandy Bridge-E? And maybe also single vs. dual rank?
 

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Was playing around with a e5-2670 last week. Was able to get 3195mhz (106.4x30) on all cores (3298- 3511mhz when less cores are used) but it pretty much stopped right there.
 

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x79 Deluxe. Too bad we can't trick the board into thinking it's a 1680v2 or something. :)
 
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Is that the multiplier unlocked Xeon? Either way not a bad OC for a 50 buck chip
 

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I couldn't resist and ordered two E5-2670. Any thoughts on the Asus Z9PA-D8? This boards is quite inexpensive and also in standard ATX form factor.

Mine's been solid - I run it for Folding@home, its gots lots of sata ports if you get the optional pike card, dual x16 PCIe, ATX form factor, will take normal DDR3 and will run any ES chip. The only down sides are its only got 8 memory slots total so that limits you to 64/128Gb depending on whether you use ECC RDIMMS or not and its only got a couple of USB 3.0 ports.

If you are wanting overclockability or more PCIe slots then look at the Z9PE
 

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I really need an excuse to pick up a pair of these and build a dual-socket system.

I think they're at $50 apiece now.

Or maybe companies will start dumping Ivy Bridge or Haswell chips soon.
 

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Is that the multiplier unlocked Xeon? Either way not a bad OC for a 50 buck chip
No, it's not unlocked according to everything I've read. 30x is the max turbo multiplier for all cores loaded. So the 6.4MHz FSB advance (x30) was the limit of the OC. It also won't hold the 30x multiplier on all the cores depending on the workload and how it interacts with the TDP limits.
 

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It held 30x for me while running P95 Smallffts using AVX, but 31-33x depends on how many cores are in use.
 
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I wonder if it could do 33x106.5 with HT off on an AIO w/c'er
 

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I'd go Xeon 2687W , about $230 or so.. but, they can boost all 8 cores to 3.8ghz and put bclk to 107mhz. Mine is currently running at 4.066ghz on all 8 cores for $230 bucks with HT on!

It smacks around a stock 5960X , for less then a quarter.

I love a value! I have (2) Xeon 2680's I got both for $153.88... and I picked up a i7 3970X which was only $175 which boots at 5ghz! I stole a Xeon 2686W retail model I got for $230, and now I am debating buying a Xeon 1660 V3 which is the twin of a I7 5960X! Accept it is only $450.00!


Some people do not understand how powerful a I7 or Xeon with 8 cores is, at a measly 3ghz. It is plenty! And, a 4ghz it's even better! A 4670K is more expensive, and it would just get crushed by my 2687W at 4.066ghz, especially the 3970X @4.8.


So yes, my 2680s boost all cores to 3.2ghz overclocked slightly. It is fast as anything else that's on the market.

And you can force that max turbo on all
cores.

The cheap price of a 2670, or the others is made up for in high motherboard cost.

If I get the 1660 v3 then I will sale off alot of these for cheap!

Everything about a Xeon is great! There is alot of trash talk about them on the internet like the most popular phrase here, "if you intend on gaming don't buy a Xeon" haha! I laugh at that comment everytime it pops up, and they still have not figured it out yet.
 
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