Intel Xeon E5-2680v2

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AlphaG

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Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 2.8GHz 10-Core LGA2011 Processor SR1A6 | eBay

I scored what I thought was a pretty solid deal for a v2 E5 on eBay from this seller. He has 4 more available. I needed 2 for an Intel S2600CP4 update to my ancient AMD file server. Now I will be able to play around with VM's :)

I offered $200 each for 2 and he accepted same day (just now). I'm thinking the prices will probably come down some more soon, but this looked like a good deal now, and I would like to get going on the update.

In case anyone is looking ....

UPDATE:

Probably old news but there seem to be a lot of these being moved on eBay at the moment with over 300 sold at $160 each with a Best Offer option from this particular seller:

SR1A6 INTEL XEON E5-2680V2 10 CORE 2.80 GHz 25M 8 GT/s 115W PROCESSOR 6912839502133 | eBay
 
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kiteboarder

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Thanks to the original post for including your best offer success. I picked up two at the same price.

Thanks again.
 

Aluminum

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Shame there hasn't yet been a big dump of 1680v2, they are an incredible upgrade for all those X79 systems still out there.
 

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Great prices. Currently lots of v2's are getting decomissioned so expect more of this in the near future.
 

Evan

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Shame there hasn't yet been a big dump of 1680v2, they are an incredible upgrade for all those X79 systems still out there.
Is that likely ? I thought most would be 26xx 2S CPU's used in the enterprise and hyperscale, I always expected 16xx to be a small seller.
 

LukeP

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why are 2667v2 so expensive? they are my fav (besides 2687w). but is it because they are rare?
 

LukeP

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Because like the 2687W V2 they are high clock speed low core count processors
but what objectively makes that more expensive? the most expensive chips are actually low clock, more cores eg. 2699. so why they bubble on a couple high clock ones?
 

Evan

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The frequency optimized parts also have more cache and I think it's an issue with production defect rates.
But more than likely at the end of the day it's just intel market segmentation and initial price combined with not being the most popular parts
 

e97

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Watching closely.. not seeing any of these good deals yet.
 

Evan

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I would assume that the high clocked ones would be less commonly used in servers and more in workstation environments.
Gets a look in for servers for things like high frequency trading but more importantly per core licensed DB's, think Oracle where a 3.5+ghz 4-core is cost efficient, often with 64gb ram or more per core. (So 2 x e-2637 v4 and 512gb or 768gb ram), same holds true for say 8-core parts also, and 2x8 also keeps you at or under the magic 16cores for things like Microsoft licensing.