ES Xeon Discussion

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  1. TLN

    TLN Active Member

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    Guys, what's the consensus on ES/QS Xeon Gold/Platinum processors? I'm running pair of 2683v3, but thinking of reducing footprint. With 2011-3 it works great for me. Even with Turbo Unlock. Should I look into newer Xeons or hold off a bit?
     
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  2. Mikeyp455

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    Hi everyone, new to the ES/QS stuff. I've poked through this large thread here and there while looking up various procs and I see a lot have ordered from icomputer_parts_international on Ebay. These 2 here I was looking at:

    Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 QS QG7R QGN4 2.3GHz 14C LGA2011-3 C612 X99 same as SR1XG ! | eBay

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    Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 QS QFRX QGNY 2.6GHz 12C LGA2011-3 for C612 X99 i7-6950X | eBay

    They both show 2 different revisions, 1 is M0 the other is R2 if you look through the pics, but the 2695 says it's the same as SR1XG which is the consumer version, right?
     
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  3. Rand__

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    If it still says ES than its not the same as SR1XG and its not a QS either - its only a later ES. Might be ok nevertheless, on v3 the usual boards were not too picky iirc

    wrong;)
     
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  4. Mikeyp455

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    So the CPU-Z would actually say (QS) instead of (ES)?
     
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  5. Rand__

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    So this"M0 should be a QS/OEM stepping or later ES. A0/A1/L0 is ES1 (early). So to summarize" but what's R2?
     
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  7. Mikeyp455

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    Ok, so I guess this is what's more important?

    "identify a QS v3: on CPU-Z screenshot there is stepping 2 and a revision showing."
     
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  9. Mikeyp455

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    Ok, I have a 10% coupon which would drop it to 224 which seems like a pretty damn good price for a beast
     
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  10. Rand__

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    Have fun with it:)
     
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  11. Mikeyp455

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    Thanks, just ordered it :D
     
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  12. cookiesowns

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    Anyone have any info on CascadeLakeSP Steppings?

    Eyeing some QS’s right now but they are stepping A0 apparently..
     
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  13. zackiv31

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    Couple questions with my first ES build.

    1. Is it possible to tell the BIOS version from markings on the motherboard?
    2. Is it possible to flash a v3.0 Supermicro X11SPM-TF down to 2.x with an ES cpu?
    3. Where can I download older bios files for Supermicro Motherboards? Specifically looking for the last ES supported version (v2.x) for a SuperMicro X11SPM-TF

    Can I ask where you downloaded the older version? Currently scraping the entire supermicro catalog but I do not see the BIOS files directly listed on any of the download pages.
     
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  14. nephri

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    1. i didn't know.
    2. i think a 2.1 or 2.1a bios versions is the last version that supports ES versions
    3. You can't download them, Supermicro just put the last one. But if you open a case on their support with the S/N of your motherboard you can have the bios version you want (i did that for my X10DRH-CT) and they provide me the bios in under an hour. But i just asked an older bios version because i had issues without detailing which ^^
     
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  15. zackiv31

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    I just opened a case with support and they apparently do not allow that anymore:

    Does anyone know where I can download the v2.x BIOS for the X11SPM-TF ?
     
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  16. zackiv31

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    SuperMicro is being of no help to me, so I downloaded all the files from their website including those that were not indexed. Could someone help me figure out what the BIOS versions of all these files are? These are all the files I could find for the X11SPM-TF and X11SPM-TPF.

    X11SPM7_622.zip
    X11SPM7_B29.zip
    X11SPM7_C08.zip
    X11SPM8_313.zip
    X11SPM8_615.zip
    X11SPM9_304.zip
    X11SPM9_327.zip
    X11SPM9_521.zip

    The docs are promising, saying that some of those builds are from 2017/2018 (not sure when v3 first came out?)

    Code:
    ********* BIOS Naming Convention **********
    
    BIOS name     : PPPPPSSY.MDD
    PPPPP         : 5-Bytes for project name
    SS            : 2-Bytes supplement for PPPPP
    Y             : Year, 5 -> 2015, 6-> 2016, 7->2017
    MDD           : Month / Date, For months, A -> Oct., B -> Nov., C -> Dec.
    
    E.g.  BIOS with the build date:06/22/2017:
            X11SPM-T(P)F-> X11SPM7.622
    If these would all be useful to anyone and they have a good way for me to host them all (too large to upload here), I'd be happy to do so.
     
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  17. Wilhelm

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    I think X11SPM8_615.zip is the one we are after

     
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  18. zackiv31

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  19. zackiv31

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    Successfully downgraded X11SPM-TF from bios 3.0c to 2.1 and installed a QLH2 ES processor (Xeon Silver 4110) from this seller: Intel Xeon Silver 4110 ES QLH2 2.4GHz 8C LGA3647(Socket P) Skylake-SP 135W | eBay

    That said, processor only runs memory at 2133 speed (I've tried 2400/2666/2933), which is a bit disappointing as they originally told me it should support memory at the correct speed as spec'd by the 4110 processor.
     
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  20. mb300sd

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    Recently picked up a QQ89 Xeon Platinum 8260 from the same seller. About how long did shipping take?

    Plan on running it on my Intel S2600STB, which is working with a QMXG Gold 5115 on latest BIOS.
     
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