IPC Difference in generations of chips?

cactus

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don't know if i completely bought into the ddr4.... sure, if you ever come to max out the memory and if you do then you have the money and wouldn't really be asking much about cost

but for the majority of us who never come close to the need or have enough money to be able to max out ddr3 that you would actually need to have a ddr4 board to be able to hold more ram, ddr4 just just a huge cost step up for minimal benefits and bandwidth over ddr3....
For people playing at home, cheap boards and USB3 are the two reasons for going to 2011-3. If you have a board and can get away with less USB or an add in, v3/v4 dont make sense yet. Wait a couple years.
If buying for a client, I am going to get something new not 4yo stuff off ebay.
I personally got a 2696v2 coming, I own a board and ram already. For what I am doing, throwing more cores at it works well.
 

Brian_M

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I have a pair of 2667v2 in a Z9PE-D8 WS. The point cloud apps I use make use of all cores, while some CAD apps need the single core speed. I found it's a good mix for a workstation vs a render node. If it was a pure render node, I would definitely go with more cores. Definitely an upgrade to the 2670v1 they replaced.

I am able to use the 950 pro nvme without any bios hacks, and dual boot a Hackintosh running Sierra (still trying to get my x520 running though).

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Nanotech

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Definitely an upgrade to the 2670v1 they replaced.
In my opinion I don't think the E5-2667 V2 is a direct successor to the E5-2670 V1. The direct successor to the E5-2670 V1 is the E5-2650 V2 if we go based off clock speeds and core counts. That being said the almost 700mhz clock speed advantage + IPC gain will certainly make a large difference between the 2670 V1 and the 2667 V2. The E5-2670 V1 is still a viable processor based off price/performance but it's already showing it's age unfortunately due to architectural differences, etc...
 

Brian_M

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In my opinion I don't think the E5-2667 V2 is a direct successor to the E5-2670 V1. The direct successor to the E5-2670 V1 is the E5-2650 V2 if we go based off clock speeds and core counts. That being said the almost 700mhz clock speed advantage + IPC gain will certainly make a large difference between the 2670 V1 and the 2667 V2. The E5-2670 V1 is still a viable processor based off price/performance but it's already showing it's age unfortunately due to architectural differences, etc...
I wasn't saying it was a successor to the 2670v1. I was using them in my workstation, and in some apps it was painfully slow especially in the single threaded parts.

I agree they're still a good processor so I made them part of my render farm [emoji16]. One day my "farm" will retire when I can afford a pair of 2696v4 with the new ram and motherboard


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Putting together a new 2011 v3 system with e5-2686 v3:

New 2011 v3 system with ASUS Z10PE-D16 WS and 2x e5-2686 v3

The 2x e5-2696 v2 cpu will be here by tmrw to upgrade one of my 2011 system.

So i will have a 2x e5-2670 , a 2x e5-2696 v2 , a 1x e5-2686 v3 to do some direct comparison for a few days before disassembling one of the 2011 system to replace the components with the 2011 v3 hardware :)
 

Nanotech

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Putting together a new 2011 v3 system with e5-2686 v3:

New 2011 v3 system with ASUS Z10PE-D16 WS and 2x e5-2686 v3

The 2x e5-2696 v2 cpu will be here by tmrw to upgrade one of my 2011 system.

So i will have a 2x e5-2670 , a 2x e5-2696 v2 , a 1x e5-2686 v3 to do some direct comparison for a few days before disassembling one of the 2011 system to replace the components with the 2011 v3 hardware :)
If your doing a direct comparison I'd also like to see results of just individual CPU's compared with each other if possible as well rather than dual socket results.