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Xeon e5 2690 v3

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I am thinking about upgrading my setup and I've stumbled across the e5 2690 v3 and I can't find many videos about it I found one like 5 years old from Linus and all the others were from other e5 26 series like the 2640 and I was wondering if the 2690 v3 is any good for gaming. I'm also thinking about unlocking the turbo boost and that's why older videos like Linus are not representative of the performance I'm expecting. If someone can help me I would appreciate. If there's any mistake in my writing I'm sorry, I'm not a native speaker.

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7 minutes ago, sacramento said:

unlocking the turbo boost

Xeons are locked. Good luck.

8 minutes ago, sacramento said:

e5 2690 v3

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/81713/intel-xeon-processor-e5-2690-v3-30m-cache-2-60-ghz.html

 

That's a Haswell CPU, from 2014 which is 6 gens behind (4series)

Whether you can game on it or not, depends on the game you want to play.

For the record, I game just fine (for the whopping 2 games I play) on my 3rd gen dual Xeon workstation, but I am under no illusions that it's capable for general gaming.

 


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16 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Xeons are locked.

Not all of them are. Many with extreme edition twins are unlocked.

For example: Xeon W3690 vs i7 EE 990X, the Xeon is reportedly unlocked.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm currently gaming on a x3440 soooooo I know what I'm coming into +/-. My only question is like if it's worth compared to the 2640 v3 or something like that.

And about the unlocked turbo boost

Basically I know it's possible to game on these and quite competent cpus my concern is about which of them should I get or even a 1650 v3.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, svmlegacy said:

Not all of them are. Many with extreme edition twins are unlocked.

For example: Xeon W3690 vs i7 EE 990X, the Xeon is reportedly unlocked.

And I think e5 2660 v3 is also oc capable

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6 minutes ago, sacramento said:

I'm currently gaming on a x3440 soooooo I know what I'm coming into +/-. My only question is like if it's worth compared to the 2640 v3 or something like that.

And about the unlocked turbo boost

Basically I know it's possible to game on these and quite competent cpus my concern is about which of them should I get or even a 1650 v3.

I think even still, you'd be better off with a more mainstream setup, like a Ryzen 3 or 5, rather than dealing with a chinese boards peculiarities and a BIOS mod.

Interesting for a CPU hobbyist, but imho you're asking for trouble to daily that.

 

Even an R3 1200 would give a substantial boost over a X3440, and have much much more room to upgrade again. (Heck, I just bought a R7 1700X for 150 CAD.)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the advice like I'm trying to cheap out and it may come expensive in the future.

But still although there are big risk I'm kind of willing to take them I now changed my mind to something more stable and less risky like a 1680 v2 but I would still love to ear your opinion. Once again thanks for the kindness and advices I met these forums very recently and I'm enjoying them a lot it's so informing and helpful.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

But I have seen some benchmarks and then 1680 v2 comes sometimes very close to the Ryzen 9 a processor I don't have the budget to buy. And like I used a x3440 for a year and a half and I had little to no problems. Of course is not the best cpu but it did it's job at the time my budget was small. But I do believe with some care and preventive maintenance CPUs last a long time.

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