Will Xeon E5-2683V3 OEM 2 Stepping work with Asus X99 Deluxe (not U3.1) Mobo?

Jan 12, 2017
Cambridge, UK

I wonder if anyone knows if the Xeon E5-2683 V3 OEM [2 Stepping] will work with the Asus X99 Deluxe (not U3.1) Motherboard?

Please note that both are LGA-2011-V3, so I do not mean compatibility in that regards.

The Chip is stated as OEM not ES/QS, and the Motherboard is the non U3.1 version of the Asus X99 Deluxe.

I bought the CPU and Mobo from Ebay from two different sellers; below is CPU-Z (in Chinese) of the Chip from the seller - as well as the buying link. I have also listed the link for the Asus Mobo.

I have checked on the Asus website for CPU compatibility but it is not listed; however I read from various sources that many CPUs not listed on motherboard websites for compatibility will actually work.

I asked the Seller which motherboard they believed would work but they took days to come back to me (saying the ASUS X99-A), by which time I had already bought the ASUS X99 Deluxe!

I understand that even if this CPU will work on this mobo then it will need the correct BIOS revision.

I just read a few posts on this website about ES/QS Xeon V3/V4 CPU's and the problems people were saying they had on Asus X99 motherboards - and therefore I just wanted to check that this was not a problem also for OEM CPUs such as the one above?

Thank you for any help you can offer on this compatibility.



Build. Break. Fix. Repeat
Feb 15, 2015
If you already purchased them then try it out and let us know ?


Staff member
Dec 21, 2010
I think it should work.

BTW with that seller, get expedited shipping. I ordered 4x CPUs on 2016-12-31 and they now have an ETA of 2016-01-17.
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Jan 12, 2017
Cambridge, UK
I have the mobo, and I have just ordered the processor.

Once I have done the build I will come back and update this thread and let everyone know how it went, and what BIOS revision I used, as well as try and take some photos.

So far I have been building dual E5-2670 Xeon workstations using the Natex Intel LGA2011 boards, so thought I would go for a V3 build this time.


Thanks for the advice Partrick.

In truth I still need to buy a few parts for this new build so I am happy with it taking a month or so to get here via ChinaPost. If I need any future chip's any sooner then I will definitely go with what you suggest and upgrade to expedited shipping.
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New Member
Nov 18, 2016
I have the same processor. I tested it with ASUS X99-PRO 3.1, ASUS X99E-WS 3.1 and ASRock Taichi X99. It works with all of them. Cinebench R15 score is 1700.


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Oct 11, 2016
1.Intel Xeon 14 Cores 28 Threads E5-2683 v3 2GHz (35M Cache,LGA 2011-3,14nm, 9.6GT/s) w/o Fan (Non-ES / QS)

2.Corsair Vengeance LED CMU16GX4M2C3200C16B DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB)

3.ASRock X99E-ITX/ac

4,Galax Nvidia GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition

5.Samsung 960 PRO M.2 2280 MZ-V6P512 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2 SSD

6.Cooler Master Seidon 120V Plus (RL-S12P-20PB-R1) Liquid CPU Cooler

7.Scythe GentleTyphoon GT1850 PWM x2

8.CORSAIR RM850i (Full Modular ) 850W 80Plus Gold Cable Management

9.Fractal Design Define Nano S - Window

Jan 12, 2017
Cambridge, UK
@Nanotech Thats useful to know, thanks. We only asked as ExtremeSeller said it would only work with X99-A mobo!

We only used this single CPU mobo as we needed a ATX form factor for the GPU rack; all future builds would be the normal dual CPU such as the ASRock etc.