eBay - Intel Xeon E5-2680V4 - $168

Fritz

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Mine arrived this morning. Got it running on a SM X10SRL-F. Had to reinstall the chipset drivers to clean up device manager. For some strange reason it disabled my Nvidia drivers. Reinstalled the chipset drivers fixed this also.
 

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Mine arrived this morning. Got it running on a SM X10SRL-F. Had to reinstall the chipset drivers to clean up device manager. For some strange reason it disabled my Nvidia drivers. Reinstalled the chipset drivers fixed this also.
I plan on installing this same processor in the same motherboard (replacing my x99-eitx). Im just waiting for usps to deliver the package thats delayed for over a week now.

Were you using this on Windows 7 or 10?
 

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Windows 7. Mine arrived a day early. I was surprised as it went coast to coast.
 
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Mine was shipped on the 23rd from LaVerne, Ca via Fed Ex and arrived in South Georgia today. Not bad considering it was in transit over the Christmas holidays.

Heard there was a massive mail log jam in Chicago.
 

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I am watching those deals on E5-2xxxV4 processors and they are generally offered at very low prices. Can you please explain me why E5-1650V4 and E5-1680V4 retain so high prices?? Seems irrational to me. I have an E5-1620V3 processor that you seem to be able to find all around from 20 to 50 EUR but the jump to E5-1650V4 seems gigantic (it is impossible to find a processor in europe that costs less than almost 200 EUR!!!). The odd fact is that you can easily spot deals for branded workstations (Dell 5810, HPZ440, Lenovo Thinkstation) with those E5-1650V4 CPUs in the 380-600 EUR range...
 

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I am watching those deals on E5-2xxxV4 processors and they are generally offered at very low prices. Can you please explain me why E5-1650V4 and E5-1680V4 retain so high prices?? Seems irrational to me. I have an E5-1620V3 processor that you seem to be able to find all around from 20 to 50 EUR but the jump to E5-1650V4 seems gigantic (it is impossible to find a processor in europe that costs less than almost 200 EUR!!!). The odd fact is that you can easily spot deals for branded workstations (Dell 5810, HPZ440, Lenovo Thinkstation) with those E5-1650V4 CPUs in the 380-600 EUR range...
I also wonder the same thing about the E5-16XX v4 processors. the only explanation I can come up with is that these processors are most like the i7 in the series and have high clock speeds versus the E5-26XX series.
 

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Well besides the fact that a xx50 is faster than a xx20, there is still a large gulf between v3 and v4 pricing. My theory is there is magic age of a little over 5 years when prices drop like a stone when large Enterprise customers start retiring en masse.

Would a 2650 chip also work in your board? Or only 1650?
 

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$150 is pretty low for 14 core CPU, I am actually surprised about it. I am not in rush to replace my V3s but I wonder if prices will ever go lower than that for the new few years. It seems like V4's are already getting dumped at high rate.
 

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Its a great price. I got one about 6 months ago to replace my ES chip. No complaints at all
 

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$150 is pretty low for 14 core CPU, I am actually surprised about it. I am not in rush to replace my V3s but I wonder if prices will ever go lower than that for the new few years. It seems like V4's are already getting dumped at high rate.
Thats because they just hit the 5 year mark so all the big companies that retire equipment after 5 years are cycling them out to resellers/recyclers.
 

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How do you determine the power draw on a CPU ?
I wouldn't be surprised if someone here at least measured the difference from another chip, with all things otherwise equal. Even just the overall system draw with one of these would be helpful.

I'll get my own measurements when/if I get a pair of these.
 

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FWIW - I have one of these running on a Supermicro X10SRL-F, 32GB (2x16) Ram, 800GB Intel DC S3700 boot drive, a 500GB and a 3TB HD and a GTX 750 graphics car. According to my Kill-A-Watt, power draw of the system at idle is 68 watts.
 

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The system that I bought (X10DRU+I, 24x2.5" version with no expander) with:

- Backplane powered
- 2x of these CPUs,
- 8x 32GB RAM sticks,
- the four mid plane fans at "optimal",
- a single PSU connected,
- with ESXI booting from a USB stick

Different measurements were as follows:

- both risers removed = ~75w idle
- With the CPU2 riser installed - No change.
- With the Ultra/CPU1 riser, with 2x 10G-Base-T ports = ~87-88w idle. Added ~13w.

At Optimal the four fans are still running ~3000 rpm. At these speeds the CPU temps are ~25C at idle in my rack. I think I can probably throttle down the fans a bit more with a little bit of rise in CPU temps. I have zero issues with letting the CPUs idle in high 30s to low 40s. That should shave off a few more watts, but probably not much.

The problem is the 1000w power supply. It's just not as efficient at these low idle numbers.
 
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2687wv4 (12 cores, 160W TDP) consumes 12W at idle with High Performance profile active in Win10 (not sure, but most likely doesn't do cores parking).

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2687wv4 (12 cores, 160W TDP) consumes 12W at idle with High Performance profile active in Win10 (not sure, but most likely doesn't do cores parking).

View attachment 17162
Yup. It's all the "other" stuff in the system that ends up consuming a lot of power. As an e.g., this is a screenshot of HW Info from my domain controller, which is an i3-3220 on a thin-ITX (Gigabyte B75-TN) motherboard with 2x 2GB DDR SO-DIMMs and a passive heatsink.

The entire system consumes ~10w. The CPU...

Screen Shot 2021-01-17 at 9.03.03 AM.png
 
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