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Info upgrade to Xeon e5 1660 v3 on X99


Memory and Storage, Graphics Cards
Super Moderator
Sep 13, 2008
So I replaced my 5930k @ 4.4 GHz in my Asus X99 Deluxe with a Xeon e5 1660 v3 from ebay. It is a nice upgrade with a total of 8 cores now, and it has an unlocked multiplier! This one doesn't seem to be a particularly good overclocker, but I was able to get it to 4.4 GHz currently, at around 1.3V. Currently testing for stability and tweaking. It is cooled by a Noctua D15.

In CPUz bench, it performs on par with a 3700X at this speed in single thread, though in multi thread it is a bit behind.

I currently have the cache running at 3.2 GHz, with 4x4 GB of corsair vengeance at XMP profile of 2666 MHz. Should I push the cache ratio farther? Will this make a difference?