Xeon_E5-2690
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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9.8
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Xeon E5-2690 Performance Specification
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2.9 GHz
8 cores
Sandy Bridge-EP
135W
32nm
LGA 2011/Socket R
Xeon E5-2690 Game Requirement Analysis

Intel's Xeon E5-2690, as of September 2012, is the best of the Sandy Bridge-EP family of server processors. Sporting 8 cores, clocked at 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz, as well as Intel's Hyperthreading technology, and 20MB of L3 cache, Xeon E5-2690 is best suited for extreme workloads beyond the realm of gaming.

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06-Mar-2012
Xeon E5-2690 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 53% 21%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 41%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 33%
The Outer Worlds 64% 14%
FIFA 20 67% 43%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 70% 57%
Borderlands 3 37% 21%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 64% 13%
Need For Speed Heat 48% 33%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 31% 21%
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32 GB

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Beyond the realm of gaming???!??? You must be joke. Every game work on ultra preset including the latest one.

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This is beast CPU. I have it. Perfect CPU!!!

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2012
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$213.00
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8 GB

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Is this system good for gaming..as some say xeon are server processors and are not good for gaming…

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$195.00
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yes this cpu is beast but a sandy bridge-E processor or a high end Haswell i7 will most likely do better in games because of the higher clock speed. games just don't support 16 cores (8 physical 8 hyper-threaded).

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2015
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$64.00
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4 GB

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53% worse,not bad at all and what if i overclocked my cpu?

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$195.00
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na, you need an Opteron 16 core if you want to compete with this

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2012
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$195.00
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$209.99
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16 GB

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Heh. 74% worse. Not bad. I mean, if it was possible to have 2 cpus in a single computer, i would use 2 of my cpus for $400 instead of this xeon for $2000. But im sure companies with huge amounts of money would use these.

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2015
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$202.00
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16 GB

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wow the amd k6 166 MHz is 399900% less powerful than this processor!!

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2008
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$287.00
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8 GB

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Wow =)))
I think that number is even bigger than the total number of k6 166 cpus in this world :D

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2015
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$202.00
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lol

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2008
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$287.00
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Can this CPU play minesweeper for more than 30 FPS?
No
This CPU is as week as a Dual Core :p
Who would spend more than $2000 for this in a personal PC?

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2012
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$213.00
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12 GB

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my friend, he is a damn millionaire xP

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2018
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$329.00
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16 GB

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damn, 107% better than mine :(

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2015
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$243.00
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2016
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$235.00
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16 GB

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It is a server cpu

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2 GB

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What if someone has Xeon E5-2690 but has a GeForce 6200. Hahaha! Rabbit and turtle?

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2012
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$132.00
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$300.64
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8 GB

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What if the GPU is a RIVA TNT? heh

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2012
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$332.00
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32 GB

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"I think it would be bottlenecked" :D :D

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