Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review

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Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 Review

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Finally wPrime95 distils our findings into a clear encapsulation of the area in which the E5-2697v2 is at its strongest. Our first sub 3 second 32M test, and our first sub 1 minute 1024M place result. Outstanding.

Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 Review  

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31-01-2014, 04:00:22

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...124912249l.JPG

Today we return to the dual-Xeon test rig that has proven so popular. How well do the new 12 Core 24 thread 2697 V2 beasts do when doubled up?


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31-01-2014, 05:09:45

SieB
My dangly bits tingled during the Cinebench run
Highest score i've had on my 2500k is about 7.9 and that took a good 30secs, maybe more to complete the render test.

I would love to have two of these Xeons but 1. I can't afford them and 2. I have no use for them anyway, so it would be a waste.
I still want them though!!

31-01-2014, 06:18:06

Pendragon
I would love to see you guys putting Ubuntu on this rig and running The Phoronix Test Suite. Get all of those cores up and running. Running a desktop OS on this rig may be selling it short.

http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/

Thinking about it the test suite is something you guys might want to look into as it can running on Windows and automates benchmarks and might become a tool that could be used across the board.

31-01-2014, 08:09:14

Chopper3
I'm a virtualisation consultant and we generally only buy Xeons, and while these are a 'headline' product for Intel very few will be sold simply because their $/-per-core cost is disproportionately high compared to the ten-core E5-2670 v2 or E5-2680 v2. That said it's always nice to see a company pushing the envelope and of course in about five years our phones will have many cores

31-01-2014, 11:41:12

golemka
can i get this for my super happybirthday for free?

31-01-2014, 11:59:02

Watsyerproblem
I love these overkill3D videos/reviews, so much power, so little reason for almost anyone to buy.

A good watch and read all the same.

31-01-2014, 12:19:35

Ciric
Can I have two, pretty pleasy?

A "just because you can" rig is always nice :P

31-01-2014, 13:15:40

Zoot
Crazy performance, crazy price tag too though.

I'll actually be getting myself a new Workstation at work soon with 2 Xeon E5-2687W V2's for a total of 32 threads. Insane, but not as insane as 48.

31-01-2014, 13:20:56

barnsley
Oh my <3. I really wish dual cpu configs were affordable. They look amazing. That price/gaming performance is hilariously bad but to be fair xeons aren't for gaming at all.

31-01-2014, 13:48:50

upinesay
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Oh my <3. I really wish dual cpu configs were affordable. They look amazing. That price/gaming performance is hilariously bad but to be fair xeons aren't for gaming at all.
Agreed. I was shopping around for a Xeon proc for a low power VMWare server I'm putting together. This...would definitely have been out of the question, not to mention the huge dent in the electricity bill on top of the price! But the cores!

31-01-2014, 14:08:46

Zoot
Just watched the video.

@Tom, you've got the strangest way of pronouncing "Linux" I've ever heard.

31-01-2014, 14:25:38

mihapiha
Finally the rig is running. Please please install Linux Ubuntu for F@H. Without Linux you don't get big WUs and therefor PPD falls drastically.

I can't believe that this system actually came close to my old Server!

http://hwbot.org/image/958264.jpg

I knew though that you'd have problems with OCCT. Most programs are 32Bit and you can see it because they only support 32 cores/threads.

Here did the video:


I think you can get to about 500k PPD with that system if you set it up in Ubuntu. If you need help or advice, PM me. I might be one of the few people on this forum who's used 48 cores/threads for F@H

I wonder why it beat my system in wPrime with 32M

http://hwbot.org/image/958266.jpg

31-01-2014, 14:26:34

pokyfudywise
EVGA SR2 with two xeon x56xx @4,5 you can reach around 23 in cinebench. This shows that 2011 platform is pretty bad compared to 1366.

31-01-2014, 14:48:55

mihapiha
I just wanted to let you know something. I think you didn't have all threads running with Cinebench 11.5. My system even in 64Bit started automatically with 32 threads in the settings. I had to manually change that to get to 48.

I also only count 32 treads. I think your score ought to be closer to 32 points!

31-01-2014, 16:38:19

NeverBackDown
In regards to Toms comment about multi threading and gaming with 48threads.. i wonder if running Mantle with this rig would improve game performance? Now its doubtfull but it would be cool to just try

31-01-2014, 18:18:50

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
In regards to Toms comment about multi threading and gaming with 48threads.. i wonder if running Mantle with this rig would improve game performance? Now its doubtfull but it would be cool to just try
No, because no game would be designed around 48 threads - not only that but it isn't easily scalable unlike GPGPU threading models.

31-01-2014, 18:24:36

NeverBackDown
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No, because no game would be designed around 48 threads - not only that but it isn't easily scalable unlike GPGPU threading models.
Obviously but i thought it would be worth a try just to see if it really does do anything at all. Even if the engine made use of even 1 more thread i wonder what it would do to performance. Now i know it won't be much but could try BF4 pretty quickly to see. Or even the StarSwarm demo from steam.

31-01-2014, 19:33:15

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Obviously but i thought it would be worth a try just to see if it really does do anything at all. Even if the engine made use of even 1 more thread i wonder what it would do to performance. Now i know it won't be much but could try BF4 pretty quickly to see. Or even the StarSwarm demo from steam.
Moved posts about multithreaded game engines here as it was going off topic.

02-02-2014, 05:35:40

Jinxxter
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Moved posts about multithreaded game engines here as it was going off topic.
Sorry for the inconvenience mate and thanks for the new topic.

B2T then...

When I saw the video I came to think (since I have the same board) the ppd-score is great (mine is at ~85k ppd just using both cpus but I just started and haven't done more than 10 WUs so far). But on the other hand when folding with only the gpu I get ~150k ppd in my current status. So I came to think that if the rig is just going to be for folding (if I got it right) wouldn't it make more sense to slam in multiple graphics cards i.e. R9 290(X) and replace the Xeons with smaller ones just to be able to populate all PCIE-slots?
If I understood correctly my ppd are going to rise when I finished more than 10 WUs since my system is qualified for greater WUs giving more credits so just using my one gpu in theory I should outperform this monster.
Surely it will have to be seen if and how much there will be a difference and what the ratio between ppd and power consumption will be achieved in the end to tell for sure but I just wanted to have this thoughts experiment.
Maybe I'm even not seeing something critical which needs to be also kept in mind.
Since the Xeons don't get that warm and thus the rigs stays very quiet it would be a hassle to get the same rig stuffed with multiple gpus to be that quiet as well but hey... Where's the fun if there weren't any challenges?

02-02-2014, 13:33:29

Ghosthud1
My uni is still running i5 650's for 3D work, granted we're mostly using realtime shaders so GPU's are handy, but man i would kill to use this setup for more complex modelling.
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