E5-2696 V2 CPUs for $325!

Xfinity

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Just wanted to drop by and thank all participants in this thread! Good discussions and facts in this thread! Upgraded my dual 2670v1 rig to 2x 2690v2 @ $300 a piece. Wanted something between the 2696v2 and 2667v2 after researching and what my needs are. Once again, thanks from a lurker ;).
 

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Just wanted to drop by and thank all participants in this thread! Good discussions and facts in this thread! Upgraded my dual 2670v1 rig to 2x 2690v2 @ $300 a piece. Wanted something between the 2696v2 and 2667v2 after researching and what my needs are. Once again, thanks from a lurker ;).

what MB do you have? good to hear you upgrade ok. i had the s2600cp MB that didn't want to play with the 2696 v2 requiring also a MB upgrade to z9pe-d16.

2690 v2 is not bad. slightly faster at single core, slightly slower multithread due to having 2 less cores compared to 2696 v2...
 

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I have the Z9PE-D16 MB so I could have bought the 2696v2 straight away. I need the slightly faster cores for now :).
 

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Has anyone tried these E5-2696v2 processors in branded servers like HP and Dell?
if the computer originally came with a v1 cpu and didn't come with a v2 cpu, most likely they are locked down to v1 cpu only by a boot block . google and you will see that this is the case for all of the big three hp, Lenovo, dell.. and the boot block is not easily upgradable thr any normal process at all... another ploy to force people to buy new WS without letting people know beforehand that they are at the end of the road with no upgrade path....

if you did have one that does have v2 cpu originally, there is a chance but not a guarantee. I've asked this also in a separate thread but got no answer yet...

Dell T7610 support OEM cpu like e5-2696 v2?

I checked a benchmark site but was not able to see a dell t7610 with the 2696 v2... so the question is still out there..

UserBenchmark: Dell Precision T7610 Compatible Builds
 
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GA-7PESH2 is a no go. Single beep then power cycle. 2650v2 boots fine.
seriously? I thought intel was the only pathetic one locking out oem cpu. I guess not....just sell your ga board and get the asus z9pe-d16...
 

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I got myself a 2680v2 and tried some overclocking. I had to give it 1.150v to go beyond 106Mhz. I get 3.5GHz when loading all 10 cores.



It is still below the 115w TDP.




 
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from 1470 to 1555 on cnebench? so about 7%?
No, its more. The scores below are with BCLK overclock as well. Not sure about the value. I tested Cinebench with every 1Mhz bump on the BCLK.

Edit: Without OC the 2680v2 scores 1400 in Cinebench.
 
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Korgan

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Thanks! Will try that.

With 2690v2 it should be possible to get 3.7Ghz on 10 cores. Lets hope they drop in price.
 

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I did some reading about the 2696v2 and I find it hard to believe that it should have an all core turbo at x31? If it is true it would make it faster than the 2697v2. Anyone who can confirm the turbo boost in the screenshot below?
 
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I did some reading about the 2696v2 and I find it hard to believe that it should have an all core turbo at x31? If it is true it would make it faster than the 2697v2. Anyone who can confirm the turbo boost in the screenshot below?
The lower TDP would make the 2696 less likely to be able to keep up the turbo multiplier and max usage compared to 2697. so the 2697 would still likely be faster most of the time.
 

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Yes it is true. Even with high temperatures it stays at 3.1Ghz.
Though at once you use AVX instructions the speed will decrease. I will fall to 2.7Ghz and as the temperature increases fall further to 2.6ghz. I've not seen it fall to 2.5Ghz yet.
 

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Is that TDP or temperature throttling? I cool my 2680v2 with a X61 Kraken and it maxes out at 53c when using Intel BurnTest. Produces the 2696v2 so much more heat?