Replacing dual X5670?

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by chx, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. chx

    chx Gawd

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    This platform might be aging but the video transcoding performance of it is really nice. However, the single thread performance is becoming harder and harder to tolerate by each passing day. What to replace with without losing video transcoding performance and gaining on single thread performance while keeping an eye on the price, too? I posted elsewhere and people recommended the Threadripper 1950X... I bet! I also bet that quad Xeon Platinums would be faster too! Please mind the price. Thanks :)

    Ps. I am posting in the Intel forum because Hackintoshing might be in the cards. So Intel is preferred for that reason alone.

    Ps2. userbenchmark is useless in here, look at this http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Xeon-X5660-vs-Intel-Xeon-E5-2680-v2/m17750vsm17083 this claims a 6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.8 GHz Westmere EP is significantly faster than a 10 Cores, 20 Threads @2.8 GHz Ivy Bridge EP and the 2690 v2 is only 4% faster.
     
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  2. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    well, do you have a budget?
     
  3. chx

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    No. I am looking for a price efficient solution and then I will figure out whether I could afford it. The big question is: does this need a HEDT or are we there yet where a single desktop CPU can replace two very old hexacore CPUs?
     
  4. BrainEater

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    I do video work too....the 4k shit was killing my old rig.

    Here's what I have done : (so far)

    https://hardforum.com/threads/project-snowballed.1950723/

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    Dual 8 core Xeon Golds (skylake)
    Cost (as of right now) : 16,000$ CDN
    I gotta tell yah it SMOKES the 4k.(Hardware HEVC)

    Cost a lot , but it's better than I hoped so ,

    (y)
     
  5. TrailRunner

    TrailRunner Limp Gawd

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    You said you don’t have a budget, but nixed the Threadripper. So clearly you do have a budget. 2700(x)?
     
  6. chx

    chx Gawd

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    Is the 2700/2700x as fast as a dual X5670 in video transcode aka multicore?
     
  7. Araxie

    Araxie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ryzen 2700/2700x are faster than dual X5670 even factoring overclock.. and it will smoke it in single thread. but if you wanna go big leagues without breaking the bank, go with a threadripper 2950X when available or a cheaper 1950X
     
  8. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    I also vote 2700x for bang for your buck horsepower. I have an overclocked ryzen 1700 and it does what I need for video work. If you have a project you'd like me to run through media encoder or handbrake to comp times let me know.
     
  9. chx

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    defaultluser I B Dum

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    Yeah, Ryzen 2700x seems to BARELY match the performance of your existing dual-CPU in pure multi-threaded performance while offering much better single-threaded performance for newer games.

    The way I did the comparison:

    an i7 980x is clocked 15% faster than your Xeon.


    The 5820k is 30% faster than he 980x in Handbrake

    The Ryzen 2700x is 30% faster than a 5820k in Handbrake.

    1.15 the performance of your Zeon to get to the 980X, then 1.3 to get form 980x to 5820, then 1.3 to get from 5820 to 2700x:

    1.15 * 1.3 * 1.3 = 1.95 time the performance of one of your Xeons.

    This link shows me that the Coffee Lake Core i7 8700kl is slightly faster than the Ryzen 2700x at Handbrake, and is a little faster at games as well.

    https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2109?vs=2110
     
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  11. chx

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    Thanks for the amazing work! This is a very exciting time then -- it took this long but finally the top end of the desktop CPUs can match the video transcoding performance of that old Mac Pro while delivering a much better experience in almost everything else (almost everything is still mostly single threaded).
     
  12. defaultluser

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    Yeah, the factory-overclocked i7 8700k or the Ryzen 2700x were made for exactly users like you. Have you decided which one you will go with?