Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

MiniKnight

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I thought SR0H8 is C1 stepping. VT-x is supported but VT-d wasn't until SR0KX which is C2.
 

Dajinn

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kinda dumb that an e5 chip doesn't support vt-d... even though i think it was a bug. now i dont feel so bad not getting them.
 

briandm81

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Arg. That really sucks. I didn't even think to check it since it was an E5 chip. Makes me re-think my strategy. Perhaps I need to send them back. I paid 179 per...
 

TType85

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Arg. That really sucks. I didn't even think to check it since it was an E5 chip. Makes me re-think my strategy. Perhaps I need to send them back. I paid 179 per...
At 179 each, if you could send them back without loosing money I would. At 129 I don't really mind loosing VT-d that much
 

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I'll give ya 160/each if you want to sell and can't return them.
 

briandm81

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I have 2630 v2s my main box. So I may swap them out since I don't need vt-d on that box.
 

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Perhaps we can use some actual data in this thread ...

2x E5-2670 (physically marked as SR0H8) in a Supermicro X9DR3-F, BIOS v3.2a, VT-d enabled in the BIOS.

Boot to 2012R2, run CPU identification tools ..

CPU-Z reports:


AIDA64 reports:


HWiNFO reports:


Boot to ESXI 6, look at the ability to passthrough hardware..



Verification that VT-d is in fact operational ?
 

TType85

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Perhaps we can use some actual data in this thread ...

2x E5-2670 (physically marked as SR0H8) in a Supermicro X9DR3-F, BIOS v3.2a, VT-d enabled in the BIOS.

Boot to 2012R2, run CPU identification tools ..

CPU-Z reports:


AIDA64 reports:


HWiNFO reports:


Boot to ESXI 6, look at the ability to passthrough hardware..



Verification that VT-d is in fact operational ?
Did you try and pass through something and see if it works? Your's are the C1 chips like for sure.
Sandy Bridge-E VT-d Broken In C1 Stepping, Fixed In C2 Stepping, Shortly After Launch | techPowerUp

I am just hoping that the speed of these will be able to fix my issue trasncoding VC-1 blurays in plex (single threaded). The 1.8Ghz of my 2450L's and the 2.0ghz of my 2620 doesn't cut it. If it doesn't I will have to build a E5-1620 system just for plex...
 
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Dajinn

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Afaik the c1 chips show vtd tech as being enabled but it doesnt actually work..
 

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Did you try and pass through something and see if it works? Your's are the C1 chips like for sure.
Sandy Bridge-E VT-d Broken In C1 Stepping, Fixed In C2 Stepping, Shortly After Launch | techPowerUp

I am just hoping that the speed of these will be able to fix my issue trasncoding VC-1 blurays in plex (single threaded). The 1.8Ghz of my 2450L's and the 2.0ghz of my 2620 doesn't cut it. If it doesn't I will have to build a E5-1620 system just for plex...
I'm right there with you as I just turned up a new E5-1630 v3 for that purpose.
 

briandm81

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Thanks everyone. I'm going to get a pair of the C2 stepping and send these back. Love this forum...
 

britinpdx

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Did you try and pass through something and see if it works? Your's are the C1 chips like for sure.
I didn't .. I figured if ESXI gives me the option to passthrough that would be enough. I'll test it though over the next day or so and update this thread.
Well, I did continue the testing, no surprises, passthrough on ESXI works as expected. I dropped a SAS2308 HBA into the system, installed 2012R2 as a VM and passed the HBA to the VM.

ESXI passthrough:

2012R2 VM settings configured for passthrough device:


2012R2 VM Device Manager:


MSM on 2012R2 VM:


I think that I can now draw the conclusion that VT-d is in fact operational on the SR0H8 ... at least on the units that I have.
 

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Cool! I need to see if I need many more of these, got over a dozen from selling off my older v1s, these will be a nice replacement :D
 

TType85

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Thanks for testing it! I'll have to play around with it a bit in ESX before I move over from the E5-2450L setup.

Good news is it seems that the E5-2670 should meet my Plex VC-1 transcoding needs. My X5650 system (2.6ghz) transcodes them fine.
 
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