Xeon E5-2699 V4 - $1750

Richard Wad

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How about the chip itself - is it a "new pull" or is it new/never installed, without any heatsink mount markings?
 

syXzor

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Did you report them to Amazon for bait and switch?
Nah as long as they're willing to refund including shipping costs I'm fine with that. But I hope for their sake that they'll soon remove their listing from the product - it makes no sense :p
 

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I would agree with earlier poster.. SR2J0 is simply an OEM 2699V4 with a higher clockspeed which, as far as I'm aware, should outperform the 2699V4. HWInfo 64 actually identifies the processor as a 3.7 GHz (Max Turbo) 150W 2699V4.. I believe it's 2.7GHz all-core
 

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Hi, guys! I'm also going to buy a couple of 2699V4, and after googling "crown tech solutions" I ran into your thread... Poping up this topic, I'm a little curious:
I would agree with earlier poster.. SR2J0 is simply an OEM 2699V4 with a higher clockspeed which, as far as I'm aware, should outperform the 2699V4. HWInfo 64 actually identifies the processor as a 3.7 GHz (Max Turbo) 150W 2699V4.. I believe it's 2.7GHz all-core
I personally prefer 2696 to 2699


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Why the hell is 2699V4 TWICE as expensive??
 

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Hi, guys! I'm also going to buy a couple of 2699V4, and after googling "crown tech solutions" I ran into your thread... Poping up this topic, I'm a little curious:

Why the hell is 2699V4 TWICE as expensive??
Retail SKU, normal distribution, new, 3 year warranty if bought from authorized channel (ebay can be valid, depends on seller).

2696 is OEM only meaning in lots of 1,000 from intel or however they arrange their special orders for special customers. (IT IS NOT ES - gets all microcode updates, retail stepping, etc). If you have the connections and ca$h intel will custom configure a xeon variant for your needs, they will have even more options available with the new skylakes.

Us normies are only getting 2696 from used system pulls, no real warranty. That said, it is basically 1 turbo bin better than a 2699 and you get the system pull discount so no complaints as long as you know what you're buying. If seller tries to pass off a used 2696 and charge 2699 new price, call them on it. If you failed to read their product listing though ("performs LIKE 2699" != "IS 2699 with exact part number") then you only have yourself to blame :)
 
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Retail SKU, normal distribution, new, 3 year warranty if bought from authorized channel (ebay can be valid, depends on seller).

2696 is OEM only meaning in lots of 1,000 from intel or however they arrange their special orders for special customers. (IT IS NOT ES - gets all microcode updates, retail stepping, etc). If you have the connections and ca$h intel will custom configure a xeon variant for your needs, they will have even more options available with the new skylakes.

Us normies are only getting 2696 from used system pulls, no real warranty. That said, it is basically 1 turbo bin better than a 2699 and you get the system pull discount so no complaints as long as you know what you're buying. If seller tries to pass off a used 2696 and charge 2699 new price, call them on it. If you failed to read their product listing though ("performs LIKE 2699" != "IS 2699 with exact part number") then you only have yourself to blame :)
Very good summary! I am running dual 2696v4 as my 3D Rendering node and it runs perfectly fine. If you are not looking for resell value or there is no warranty for 2699v4 I think 2696v4 is a better choice.

Having said that the resell value of 2696v4 is not bad at all since it has same features and also higher Turbo boost frequency.


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