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Rated 5 out of 5 by Kludge Lots of cores AND high clock rates, Perfect!
It was either this e5-1650, with its 6x 3.5Ghz cores, or I could've gone and got a dual 2620.
I went with this for quite a few reasons, which I'll explain below, hopefully helping others decide which/why this 1650 over dual 2620s!
It has high clock rates of 3.5Ghz per core, rather than 2.2Ghz cores on the 2620 -- This means that almost everything you do uses a single, or maybe 2 cores... that's 2x 3.5Ghz, compared to 2x2.2Ghz -- If you need to do a truly HUGE amount of work (multi threaded conversions for example), eventually, the 2620 will beat out the 1650 (if there's no other bottlenecks such as Disk I/O), so unless you are specifically trying to use more than 12 cores (6 + hyperthreading per core) at the same time, for example Cinebench, you will notice the 1650 much quicker in actual everyday tasks, rather than what most people would use in the real-world :)
Its a single processor, so only one processor to keep cool.
15 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LichLordOfficial Pricey but capable
The Xeon E5-1650V3 is an excellent Workstation CPU to use which breezes through any heavyweight tasks I can possibly throw at it. Paired with a WS-based X99 Mobo and some DDR4 ECC REG RAM, you'll have the almost immeasurable processing power to achieve whatever you truly desire to accomplish.
It's actually a very cold CPU to run when idle, no doubt to some of Intel's new chipset features included with it. Paired with a small Noctua NH-U9S running in low RPM mode I have this CPU sitting idle recorded at room temperature very easily.
If you have the money to blow and you want something from the E5-1600V3 range, this middle-of-the-road model in the series is honestly the best value one out of the whole lot. 6 Hyperthreadable cores (upto 12 logical) and a very generously sized L3 cache gives you alot to work with. Just make sure your Mobo is compatible with the Xeon's though before purchasing, very few of them currently are at the moment!
Value: 3.5 to 4.5 out of 5 (depending on your use for it)
Quality: Xeon out of 5 (the most reliable and Workstation & Server Friendly out of the lot)
31 March 2015