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1366 X58 Xeon 5650

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Flashheart, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Draeger


    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,692

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Been a while since I posted in this thread so thought I'd chuck my latest observation in. These little Xeon's are still cutting the mustard. I've swapped out my old Asus GTX760 for a 6Gb MSi Gaming X 1060 recently. Running the Xeon 5650 at 4.2Ghz with the 1060 I'm sat playing Division 2 fully maxed out to Ultra settings everywhere at a solid 60fps, albeit at 1080p.

    That's not bad going for a CPU which is around 9 years old. :D:cool::)
  2. father-ted


    Joined: Aug 25, 2008

    Posts: 421

    Location: York, UK

    I am glad that I upgraded my i7 920 to the Xeon, to squeeze a bit more life out of her.
    Plays games flawlessly so far - BfV 1440p never drops below 90fps (usually substantially more, maxing out my monitor)

    Will look at the next major upgrade later this year, probably around September, ready for some solid Winter gaming
  3. MartinPrince

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    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

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    Yeah at 1440p your putting more workload on the GPU so that even a nearly decade old CPU overclocked will still give decent frame rates.
  4. Drizmod

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    These are £9 on ebay so definitly worth a try now. I have an old i7 920 system so will upgrade that
  5. MartinPrince

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    For that price it's a no brainer if you're still rocking a i7 920. 4.2Ghz+ should be quite easily achievable.
  6. davida76


    Joined: Sep 14, 2014

    Posts: 186

    Location: Co. Durham

    You won't regret it, also if you should choose to sell up the x58 boards are surprisingly still carrying a hefty premium on a certain auction site.
  7. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

    Posts: 38,520

    Location: Autonomy

    Nice upgrade for the cost ! Loved my Xeon system

    Xeon 5675 is worth getting for the higher multi imo for £25
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
  8. Rollo


    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

    Posts: 128

    Anyone on a gigabyte EX58-UD5 and a 5650 have their Vcore numbers break?

    CPU-z and my bios both report 2.144!
  9. AMDPower

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 2,449


    Thought i ask and see how many of us old X58 users have upgraded?

    my x5675 is still performing well in most games at 4k and 1080p. Metro, resident evil 2 and anthem are the only game that slows down every now and then and newer titles dip sometimes into high 40's which don't bother me. Can't believe this 10 year platform is still performing. But next year i really think this will be the last year. Was going to upgrade it but with stupid motherboard and graphics prices decided not to bother.
  10. JarlStreamus


    Joined: Sep 3, 2018

    Posts: 9

    I moved onto a ryzen 2600 in January this year after my Asus p6 deluxe started breaking down. A fan header stopped working and my bios kept forgetting my OC profile. I still managed to sell the board with an x5670 and the 12gb of ram for around £130ish on ebay as spares and repairs.

    I do miss it. I miss the amount of options In the bios. The b450 board I have is limited in its options and OC capability. But it does have a cool (annoying) led light on it.

    Also I got a vega56 which for some reason didn't work on Windows 10 with x58. Windows 7 was fine however.
  11. LeMson

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    Put some black tape on the led light
  12. tamzzy


    Joined: May 26, 2012

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  13. KungFuSpaghetti


    Joined: Apr 7, 2017

    Posts: 932

    I upgraded from mine last year to a 2700x. Average game fps was up a bit but minimums were greatly improved. Upgraded again to 3900x and bigger difference still.

    I do love my x58, so given that and my 1070ti to my friend at work to get some mileage out it. Too good to waste...
  14. DragonQ


    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 6,621

    I did. X58 still performs admirably at 1440p/2160p but there are some games where it was definitely holding back performance. Depends on the games you play as to whether it's worth upgrading. Plus general workloads like transcoding are over twice as fast even with an R5 3600 at stock.
  15. stooeh

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    Joined: Sep 19, 2009

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    Location: Riedquat system

    Nice to see it is still holding up. I upgraded 5(!) years ago to a 5820K but my X5675 is still plugging away in the old X58 system with the old GTX 970 :p
  16. Stu

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    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Wirral

    Anyone strapped a Dark Rock Pro 4 onto an Asus P6T board? I'm a concerned about RAM clearance and would appreciate any input.
  17. Vince

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    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

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    Location: Essex

    I have a load of xeon 5690 cpus are they even worth anything still?
  18. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Seem to be £50+ elsewhere
  19. Vince

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    Location: Essex

    I have 12 of them so might be worth something to somebody. Cheers dude.
  20. wedrum


    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

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    Location: Cheshire

    im still rocking 2 of these x5650 machines with a half decent gpu, no issues.