Xeon E5-2667 V4

pholie

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hello,
is it possible to find out whats the power consumption in the IDLE state? thanks!

in general is it a good idea to use that cpu for home hypervisor? price ~100 pounds.
 
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Rand__

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The power consumption will be greatly impacted by the mainboard and addon cards you use as well as the power saving options you activate.

Whether its a good cou for a hypervisor depends on the amount of vms you want to run and if they are clock speed dependent or not. If they are than its a very good cpu to use as it basically got the highest base clock of all Xeon v4s (except 2687W), but only 8c o/c
 

pholie

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@Rand__ thanks, i was thinking about 4Vm or something like that... the vms are not clock speed dependned, the mainboard i was thinking of is supermicro, just cpu + 32gb ram, no external cards, one ssd drive and thats it. The price for secondhand is 100 pounds .. dont know if its good deal. thanks
 

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That does not sound like a use case for an E5 CPU at all...

Typically you would use those if either of these apply...
-you want to many processes (using their many cores and or dual cpus)
-you want lots of add on cards (using the extra pcie lanes)
-you want lots of memory (using the extended memory options with registered ram)

Your use case screams for a E3 box, typically 4 cores, 8 threads, depending on age 32 or 64gb ram max, 16 pcie lanes - way less power on idle.

O/c the 2667 will do all that too, but at higher idle power (but much more reserves and the option to use more resources at any time o/c).

100 pounds (GBP I assume) is not a bad price, but these only will get cheaper, and the CPU is only a part of the system. Look at the whole box price.
 

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Yeah, maybe a bit newer than v1.
If you want it cheap then a v3, else a more recent v5/6 with the option to cram a bit more memory into it if needed (Max 64g)