Where do you see 2x 2658 v3 oem/retail for $300-350? Not talking about ES... plez post a link so we can get one for that cheapWhy do you guys think that 2683 is most cost-effecive?
That's 14 cores @2Ghz, right?
2658 is 12 cores, and sells for twice as less.
So for same money ($300) you can get 14 cores in single chip, or 24 cores in dual-cpu system.
not excluding dual core. see my original post. Just talking about the price of each cpu. 2x 2686 would be 36 cores 72 threads. seems like that's the best combination of price/cores/clocks even if it's not the cheapest v3 cpuWhy you're excluding Dual-CPU systems? May be I miss something about it? Or i'm mixing ES and non-ES again?
Probably not. I'm looking at ES/QS mostly, so won't compare ES and non-ES prices. Even looking at specs, how could 18 core @2Ghz cost less then 14 or 12 cores at same clock?not excluding dual core. see my original post. Just talking about the price of each cpu. 2x 2686 would be 36 cores 72 threads. seems like that's the best combination of price/cores/clocks even if it's not the cheapest v3 cpu
At $509 it's still expensive somewhat. I've heard the QS was at $399 and lower this summer. Unfortunately with our Canadian dollar even converting that $509 makes this less appealing compared to a E5-2658 V3 or similar processors.The core count on the 2686 is surreal. 36 independent threads makes for some serious server oomph. 2.0ghz would probably make it feel a little lazy if you were pushing desktop vms but outside of that I imagine 2 of these would make for a server with very very wide shoulders.
Yes it's possible. The older LGA2011 Xeons already come in at much less than the price of a QS E5-2686 V3. For example the E5-2670, 2680, etc... are all 8 Cores and cost much less.When looking at price/performance ratio, CPU with lowest cost usually wins. Can you find 8 core Xeon for half price of 2686? It will be better price/performance alerady.