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Intel Xeon E5-2687W
8.5 out of 10

Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Costs a pretty penny... but totally worth it

Ebom, Amazon
31 October 2014
  • Summary: After selling the wife and kids, this processor has been great.
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Wear Protection

Robert B., Newegg
24 October 2013
  • Pros: 8 cores / 16 threads, makes rendering a breeze. $$$ is high but you don't get what you don't pay for. Really lets crossfire cards breathe.
  • Cons: Needed a towel to clean up after the dirty tasks required to pay for this.
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Amazingly fast beyond anything i could imagined

Van B., Newegg
18 September 2013
  • Summary: was able to overclock but it ran better at default settings.
  • Pros: Works with X79 chipsets. Running with liquid cooling temp average 32° . Was a plus for me when my CPU benchmark passed the E5 2690.
  • Cons: I really don't negative to say I do believe it is worth that price.
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Lightning Fast

Shaun H., Newegg
21 August 2013
  • Summary: Awesome for gaming and video and/or image editing. Sure you can get a overclockable 6 core i7-3970X. But that still can't beat this 8 core processor. Remember that a pc has many other processes running in the background while you are gaming.
  • Pros: 8 cores Turbo mode to 3.8 ghz
  • Cons: Can not overclock Only supports 1600 memory. ( Memory can be overclocked in bios of motherboard).
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Fast and powerful

Nick G., Newegg
26 April 2013
  • Summary: These are a great buy for those who need the power. The rest of the people can settle for Intel's 2011 or 1155 Core i7 series. If Intel released multiplier unlocked 2600 series Xeons, I'd be first in line to get them.
  • Pros: These are incredibly fast. I use 2 of them in a Supermicro X9DAE board with 256GB of ram. I get a cinebench score of 26.10. These processors will handle anything that you throw at them. I use dual Corsair H80i's for cooling.
  • Cons: Price. Really, almost 2 grand? I suppose with no competition at the top, Intel can charge whatever they want.
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Check the chip before opening!!!

Newmanium, Amazon
14 February 2013
  • Summary: More a comment on Amazon's delivery failure. Product was delivered in a soft-bubble envelope, upon opening, the retail package was smashed, but the chip appeared to be intact due to the plastic protector. However, after opening , I noticed that the label on the chip said "i7-3820".
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Pre install excitement!!!

Steven S., Newegg
15 December 2012
  • Pros: I own one! (Its still boxed, waiting for the machine to drop it into). I'm excited to see what this thing can do (Will be used in an HP Z420 Workstation as an ESX5.1 host.) Saved over $1200 ordering this processor after the fact on new egg instead of purchasing during the custom HP build. Will po...
  • Cons: To the average Proc buyer, this would be a very, very expensive purchase, that they probably wouldn't be able to utilize fully. But I'm going to tax it heavily, and I SAVED money buying this on new egg vs during the HP build.......so not a Con for me.
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ehhh

samuel anderson, Amazon
7 October 2012
  • Summary: its pretty cheap if your a budget gamer i reccomend this. Internet explorer runs great. the real tester is minecraft, it runs it okay but you might have trouble if you play it too long. All in all its just alright, i wouldnt recommend this for somebody who can afford something better
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Super fast for C4D

Larry S., Newegg
5 July 2012
  • Pros: Very fast proc, especially if you use two. 32 threads @3.1Ghz destroys the C4D benchmark.
  • Cons: not 3.2Ghz ? :)
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Decimates Cinema 4D / Adobe CS Workloads

Brendan G., Newegg
1 May 2012
  • Summary: Newegg is my overwhelmingly preferred vendor of choice, but when I got these they just happened to be out of stock that day. Figures. We put together a $9,000 build including the Mobo, CPUs, 128GB RAM, 600GB 15K SAS drives (6x RAID 10), Vertex 3 SSDs, a used Quadro 6000 from some auction site,...
  • Pros: 16 physical cores (2-Socket WS Mobo) and 128GB of RAM take your productivity to entirely new levels. If your workstation is a *tool* and not a toy, these 8-core E5 CPUs decimate even the vaunted 3960X 6-core units by an order of magnitude in C4D and AE/Premiere. If you're a video and/or 3D motion...
  • Cons: 150 watts is a LOT of energy for thermal regulation, exacerbated when you have TWO of these monsters. Your entire build needs to revolve around sufficient cooling, as 300 watts of heat will turn the inside of your case into an "Easy Bake" oven without sufficient airflow. This is the first CPU tha...
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