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2xE5 2620v4 vs 6960x

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JMG

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Hello all,

As my first post, hello everyone :thup:

I am looking for a computer for running multithread tools and virtualization, a lab environment/sysadmin. The computer will be only few hours on every day, it is not a server purpose.

The budget for the tower will be £2.200 ($3.000). With this, I believe that I have two possibilities:

- Dual Xeon 2620 V4 (2.1 Ghz, 8 cores) with intel C612 + 8x8 Crucial ECC DDR4 2100
- I7 6960x (3 Ghz, 10 cores) that I believe that without affecting stability it could be OC 3.5 Ghz with X99 and 4x16GB DDR4 2400

Which of these two options could be better for me?

Also, I have the possibility to take 2 Dual Xeon 2630 (2.2 Ghz, 10 cores), but the price goes from £716 to £1140 (both CPUs). I don't know if these £424 are really worthy.

Note: now I am running on of these multithread tools in a Macbook Air 2013 (Core i7-4650U). It takes 31 hours to finish a 15GB image :cry:

Thank you in advance
 

Janus67

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The cost of the 6960x will likely be more than the cost of most of the entire server you could build with dual xeons.
 
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JMG

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The cost of the 6960x will likely be more than the cost of most of the entire server you could build with dual xeons.

Thank you for your replay. We will need to check if this is true. Xeon E5 v4 has not increase the price vs Xeon E5 v3, and the previous extreme costs £900.

Additionally, double Xeon mb are double of expensive than average X99 and ECC memory is also more expensive than non ECC memory. Indeed, it is around £300 more expensive the xeon solution than x99 solution. I don't believe than 6960x will cost much more than £1000 ($1460).
 

Alaric

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The price jump from the 5930k to the 5960x is almost double. For two extra cores. If Intel follows that pricing scheme the 6950x would come in around $1900.
 
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JMG

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The price jump from the 5930k to the 5960x is almost double. For two extra cores. If Intel follows that pricing scheme the 6950x would come in around $1900.

Thank you for your replay. Let see the final price, but it will be around 1400 or 1500 (£1000). I believe that the increase that you are talking about will not happen. Xeon E5 2620 v3 to v4 has changed from 6 cores to 8 cores and the price is the same. Same with E5 2630 v3 to v4 (8 cores to 10 cores).

Then, related to my initial question, what do you thing would have better performance in multithread tools, 2xE5 2620 V4 or 6990x?
 

EarthDog

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I think the 6950x (assuming you are talking broadwell-e) will be $1500. There is a fouth bin with broadwell-e (the extreme/deca) versus 3 with haswell-e. The I see no reason for it to be $1900+...$1500 though, I do. So, yeah you could likely build an entire server on 2 of the low end xeons. ;)


As far as performance between the processors, man, that's anyone's guess honestly. One isn't released, I've never seen a comparison with 2 lower tier xeons with a single monster....
 
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Woomack

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Xeons are locked. Count on max ~103 bclk but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I would get X99 board with 8-10 core higher clocked Xeon just because many applications are using 1 thread so many ~2GHz cores are not always better.
In my tests 12x 2.4GHz Xeon cores were as fast in most tests as 6x 4.8GHz i7. Still in memory bandwidth and some other tests i7 was faster.
I would also check if 2x6 core but ~3.2GHz wouldn't be better priced than a single 10 core and faster at the same time.