Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

Patrick

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Starting a thread to keep track of pricing of the Intel Xeon E5-2670 V1. They were around $300 a month ago.

Here is a link to the ebay lowest price search.

12 October 2015 - $199.99
15 October 2015 - $179.99
23 October 2015 - $175.00
27 October 2015 - $150.00
28 October 2015 - $140.00
11 November 2015 - $130.00
28 February 2016 - $73.00
21 March 2016 - $71.45
09 April 2016 - $63.00

Amazing the speed at which these are falling. It looks like prices have been stabilizing in the $70-75 range lately.
 
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modder man

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Patrick are you expecting to see the whole platform start to drop quickly or just the CPU's?
 

Patrick

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Could we add E5-2660 V1 CPU?
Lots of E5-2660 and E5-2670 hitting the used market.

$165 auction
Intel Xeon E5 2660 8 Core 2 20GHz 20M 8GT s 95W CPU SR0GZ | eBay
We could, I tend to like the E5-2670 given the price difference is so small and that I have not been tracking that as much. I do think it may be worth tracking though.

@modder man I put some of the dynamics behind this in the main site post today: Intel Xeon E5-2670 (V1) deals getting much better prices for the platforms are probably staying even, maybe up slightly. RAM prices have been falling.
 

Marsh

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My thinking is that E5-2670 will be putting price pressure on E5-2660 .

I guess it all depends on how many and which CPU is being "dump" on to the market.
I don't have any insight, so I am sitting on the sideline for now and watching (guessing) which CPU is being dump.
 

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Beware of revision, because C1 does not support VT-d. I bought one such for 200USD 3 weeks ago. Should have waited some more time. Also got ES E5-2628Lv2 for 150USD, but those seem to be sold out now.

Upgrading my server from L5630 is getting more realistic now :)

Patiently waiting for good offer on 2680v2 or 2690v2 to upgrade over that 2670, as I saw a few "untested but looks good" auctions end in 200-300 range, but bailed out in last moment.
 

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Beware of revision, because C1 does not support VT-d. I bought one such for 200USD 3 weeks ago. Should have waited some more time. Also got ES E5-2628Lv2 for 150USD, but those seem to be sold out now.

Upgrading my server from L5630 is getting more realistic now :)

Patiently waiting for good offer on 2680v2 or 2690v2 to upgrade over that 2670, as I saw a few "untested but looks good" auctions end in 200-300 range, but bailed out in last moment.
lol, IDK man, 15 dollar chip up to a 200 dollar chip? The 2670 would have to be around 80-100 bucks to be considered even close to realistic.
 

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Looks like I waited too long to swap out my E5-2660's guess it may be time to use some of these in a newbuild :D
 

ItsChrisG

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C1 stepping tho -- no VT-d... could be just fine for some people.
I want 132x quantity of the C2 stepping @ $130/ea ... lets gooooooo
 

TType85

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C1 stepping tho -- no VT-d... could be just fine for some people.
I want 132x quantity of the C2 stepping @ $130/ea ... lets gooooooo
I grabbed 2 before they were gone. Not thrilled about no VT-d but I don't think Hyper-V uses it at all and I am not using SR-IOV either. This machine is just going to be Server 2012 R2 not ESXi.
 

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I grabbed 2 before they were gone. Not thrilled about no VT-d but I don't think Hyper-V uses it at all and I am not using SR-IOV either. This machine is just going to be Server 2012 R2 not ESXi.
Are you sure about that because to enable Hyper-V you need VT-d.


When it comes to hardware requirements for Hyper-V, the hardware requirements are relatively straightforward and have been mainstream for many years and many generations of systems.

  1. 1. Hyper-V is 64-bit only and thus requires a 64-bit (x64) processor
    1. Windows Server 2008 was the final 32-bit (x86) Windows Server release and Windows Server 2008 32-bit version does not include Hyper-V
  2. 2. Hardware Virtualization Assists* in the form of:
    1. Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool)
    2. AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica)
  3. 3. Hyper-V requires Hardware Data Execution Prevention:
    1. Intel refers to it as Execute Disable (XD). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.
    2. AMD refers to it as No Execute (NX). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.
Again, these are Hyper-V requirements and Hyper-V will not run without these capabilities.
 

TType85

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Are you sure about that because to enable Hyper-V you need VT-d.


When it comes to hardware requirements for Hyper-V, the hardware requirements are relatively straightforward and have been mainstream for many years and many generations of systems.

  1. 1. Hyper-V is 64-bit only and thus requires a 64-bit (x64) processor
    1. Windows Server 2008 was the final 32-bit (x86) Windows Server release and Windows Server 2008 32-bit version does not include Hyper-V
  2. 2. Hardware Virtualization Assists* in the form of:
    1. Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool)
    2. AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica)
  3. 3. Hyper-V requires Hardware Data Execution Prevention:
    1. Intel refers to it as Execute Disable (XD). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.
    2. AMD refers to it as No Execute (NX). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.
Again, these are Hyper-V requirements and Hyper-V will not run without these capabilities.

You need VT-x not VT-d. Two different things.
SR0H8 (Intel Xeon E5-2670)

VT-d is for direct IO (passing hardware directly through to VM). I am pretty sure it is also needed for SR-IOV.
 

PnoT

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You need VT-x not VT-d. Two different things.
SR0H8 (Intel Xeon E5-2670)

VT-d is for direct IO (passing hardware directly through to VM). I am pretty sure it is also needed for SR-IOV.
Ah, well damn those are looking mighty good then. thanks!

What type of DP boards are you guys pairing up with these? I just got a new SC826 and if the price is right I could retire my Westmere stuff.
 
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