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PartpickingGlory 46 months ago

I have a good deal for a xeon e5-2620v3 six-core 2.4ghz processor and was wondering whether or not it was worth it for performance and the extra cost of Motherboard and ddr4 ram? The deal is good enough that I only need to worry about the extra cost of these parts.

This can be compared to an i5 4690k and the i7 4790k or even xeon e3-1231 v3 which can be used for gaming.

Thanks, PartpickingGlory

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FH100 2 points 46 months ago

You mean this CPU? https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80644e52620v3

Compared to the "normal" i7 version as well: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80648i75820k

It will have some better multi-core/thread performance due to the extra 2/4 cores/threads over any LGA 1150 chip but is completely outclassed by the 5820k due to the same core/thread count as well as increased frequency.
Lower frequency and lack of overclocking support (not that you couldn't, but it's not made for it) means single/few-thread performance drops compared to all others. This also impacts multi-core/thread performance when the cores/threads are at capacity as well.

As single/few-thread performance is the focus of gaming right now, the extra cores/threads will go unused and the poorer single/few-thread performance hurts the chip; a more "traditional" LGA 1150 chip would most likely perform better. If ECC ram was required for some reason, this may be a suitable chip for multi-threaded workloads, whereas if ECC ram is not needed, the 5820k beats it.

mdocod 1 point 45 months ago

It would have about the same performance in gaming as an FX-9590.

An overclocked i5-4690K beats the FX-9590 in pretty much any game, so, there's your answer ;)

FH100 1 point 45 months ago

It would have about the same performance in gaming as an FX-9590.

Where did you come up with that?

mdocod 1 point 45 months ago

From my box of "smartass" know-it-alledge.


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5-2620+v3+%40+2.40GHz&id=2418

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-9590+Eight-Core&id=2014

Notice how both chips produce almost the exact same single and multi-threaded scores in passmark. This is actually a pretty good indicator that they will perform about the same in gaming, or most any other task for that matter.

FH100 1 point 45 months ago

Hmm... Interesting...