Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v2 is probably the best of its server class in single core performance for an Ivy Bridge CPU. In this video, I benchmark it in dual configuration (16C/32T total) against more recent and modern single CPU namely Core™ i9-9900K overclocked all cores to 5.0GHz in various benchmark software available today like PassMark, Geekbench, Cinebench R20 and ROG RealBench.
Are you considering building a gaming PC in year 2020 out of old Xeon processors, maybe this video can help you to decide whether it’s worth your money since Core i10-10700K is roughly about $430 US at the moment. While the dual configuration Xeon CPUs can be had for half the price.
For home-lab server build, I absolute recommend these CPUs if you’re on the tight budget. With the abundant and cheap ECC DDR3 RAM available on used market, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to spring up your home-lab server for your Plex Media Server, Nextcloud or just simple TrueNAS-CORE storage server.
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