So, Like many, I'm a new owner of a dual E5-2670. However, I'm hitting a brick wall with x264 encoding. I stream with a program called OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) On paper, the E5-2670 x2 should easily handle the "slow" preset for encoding, however encoding falls over at anything less than medium, I'll get encoding warnings & choppy playback. I've done a little research and it seems a few others have had this issue too, but no one seems to really have an answer. A few tests show that the second CPU will do almost nothing, unless the affinity is manually set to physical cores. Even then, when set to physical cores the second CPU will have greatly reduced load compared to the first. That being said, has anyone encountered this, and have a solid solution?