Discussion in 'Desktop Hardware' started by Zero989, Nov 12, 2015.
If these new chips OC well I might have another roll of the Silicon Lottery on my x99 platform.
Hopefully the Area-51 R2 motherboard gets a BIOS update. That 6950X will bring my desktops CPU performance to that of my old Panther 5 (P570WM)
I want a revised X99 MB from AW but I know that won't happen. It needs M.2.
Sounds like you can get a unlocked Haswell-EP already.
Haswell-EP is locked. Maybe if one was lucky to find an ES chip that is unlocked but retail chips are locked down.
I had the Xeon 2680 v2 Ivy-EP CPU in my Eurocom Panther 5. It was not able to overclock one bit because of course it was locked. But 10 cores with full turbo 24/7 performed much better in rendering than a overclocked 6-core @ 4.5Ghz.
Some E5 V3 1600 chips are unlocked.
Either way none of the E5 16XX v3 chips have more than eight cores. I would rather get a 5960X at that point.
All Xeon's are locked except for a few ES chips. It's been that way since like X58.
That's not true, some of the 1P E5 Xeons with 8 cores or less are most definitely unlocked.
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