Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Xeon E5-2670 Seen Running on ASUS Rampage IV Gene

Imagine if your micro-ATX box that looks like you borrowed it from your mom and pop could crush every other machine twice or thrice its size, at the LAN party. That's possible when you run an Intel Xeon E5-2670 processor paired with ASUS Rampage IV Gene motherboard, as VR-Zone found out. Based on the Sandy Bridge-EP silicon the Xeon E5-2670 packs 8 cores, 16 threads enabled with HyperThreading, 8 x 256 KB L2 cache, and 20 MB shared L3 cache, and a quad-channel DDR3 IMC supporting up to 128 GB of RAM. ASUS managed to slip the right microcode into the BIOS running Rampage IV Gene, letting it run the chip. The Xeon E5-2670 will be clocked at 2.6 GHz, with a TDP of 115W. "Real men use real cores," go tell that to AMD.

Source: VR-Zone
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16 Comments on Xeon E5-2670 Seen Running on ASUS Rampage IV Gene

#1
radrok
Intel Y U TEASE ME with 8c/16t and don't actually release an 8 core unlocked 3970-80-90X? :(
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#2
blibba
by: btarunr
lan party
:)

by: btarunr
2.6 ghz
:(
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#3
OOZMAN
I wanna hump Intel's leg.
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#4
NC37
Soon to be in a Mac Pro, used by someone that will never make the most of it...;)
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: NC37
Soon to be in a Mac Pro, used by someone that will never make the most of it...;)
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#6
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Hmmm, I wonder if there will be any 6/8 cores with HT chips on 1155 ivy bridge?
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#7
radrok
I think they'll be keeping 6+ cores CPUs for LGA2011. Until they keep the low end LGA 2011 Quad Core we won't see a 6 core CPU on LGA 1155.
Maybe when LGA 2011 will have 6 cores on the first two SKUs and 8 cores on the extreme chip then the scenario will be more plausible.
There's no reason, for now, to offer 6 cores on the mainstream platform, it would kill the already hard to justify LGA2011, it has had more sense back when the enthustiast platform launched before the mainstream.
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#8
chodaboy19
If it's going to be a Xeon then we can kiss K-series goodbye. No unlocked multipliers for the skus that target servers. :(
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#9
Cyras
I have two Xeon processors. They run perfect on a ASrock X79 Extreme9.

1)Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge ES 8/16 Core 20MB 2.3 Ghz (Turbo 2.5 Ghz) B0-Stepping
2)Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge ES 8/16 Core 20MB 3.1 Ghz (Turbo 3.4 Ghz) C0-Stepping

Both are not overclockable. C0-Stepping Benches come on the weekend.



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#10
radrok
Are you able to modify the BCLK multiplier? I know that Xeons are locked to max 25 multi but I hoped that BCLK could have been adjustable.
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#11
Cyras
Yes but only for a 6 Core Xeon! The new one boot up, but then..freezing @120MHz

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#12
radrok
I see, probably then it's not unlinked like SB-E one :(

Still the 8c/16t @ 3,4 looks rather tasty :O
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#13
Cyras
The 8/16T with 3,4Ghz in C0 Stepping (QB7R) is the new one. Here a list with the old B0.

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#14
Hoba
C0 Revision

by: Cyras
The 8/16T with 3,4Ghz in C0 Stepping (QB7R) is the new one. Here a list with the old B0.
Hello
thank you for that very useful summary of B0 steppings, it helped me a lot. Can you please make similar sum of the C0 (or newer) steppings? Now I have the oppurtinity to get a QB7U ES CPU but besides that it is a 2,40GHz i dont know nothing about it and was unable to find anything even on google. QB7 would probably mean a C0, like yours QB7R, but i dont even know how many cores it has. :confused:
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#16
Branen
Intel Sandy Bridge-E

Hey guys im about to buy a pair of Sandy Bridge-E QB7V ES 2.00GHz, Would anyone know if these are 6 or 8 core? There is no info online an would stepping be C1 ?
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