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Would getting 2 Intel - Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core Processor gaming performance?

i have been thinking of a good build for my gaming pc, i found this cpu on newegg and i am intrested. I sawa motherboard that can support 2 Intel - Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core Processor and i choose it. i later reaserched and it did not support m.2 (one of my favorite hardware pieces). and the only motherboard with it could only hold one Intel - Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core Processor. Would getting two Intel - Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core Processor improve my gaming experience enough to ditch the m.2?
the original motherboard with 2 cpu slots- https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157352&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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  1. No it would not, Gaming in its self is still sorta stuck with 4 cores, there are a few that can take a advantage of more cores, but I can could them all on my fingers, so its not many.

    Games also benefit from fast single core performance, You will find that 2x Xeon E5-2670 will fall far behind that 7700k in 98% of gaming related work loads, and the 7700K only has 4 cores 8 threads, It just clocks way higher and games can't really use more than 4 cores for the most part.

    Now if you need cores and threads, I do recommend you take a look at the Ryzen 1700 or 1800 8 cores 16 thread CPU, cheaper, will out perform 2x Xeon E5-2670 in games and probably costs less.

    If you have to have Intel, the i7 8700k is also a decent main stream CPU 6 core 12 thread which is slightly faster then the Ryzen 1800x in pretty much every gaming situation, and a slight overclock will even push it further, and it leaves you room for Streaming and among other multi taking things.

    Of course 2x Xeon E5-2670 will do vary well in multi threaded work loads, but for just gaming its not the best and all threads will never be used.

    Both platforms I mentioned support m.2 and a bunch of USB 3.0.
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  2. M.2 does nothing for gaming (boot times are quite short/great though!), and, the Xeon does nothing for gaming over any other processor, and, beyond 6-8 cores just slows things down....

    Get an R5-1600 or i5-8400 and be done with it.
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  3. Viking2121 said:
    No it would not, Gaming in its self is still sorta stuck with 4 cores, there are a few that can take a advantage of more cores, but I can could them all on my fingers, so its not many.

    Games also benefit from fast single core performance, You will find that 2x Xeon E5-2670 will fall far behind that 7700k in 98% of gaming related work loads, and the 7700K only has 4 cores 8 threads, It just clocks way higher and games can't really use more than 4 cores for the most part.

    Now if you need cores and threads, I do recommend you take a look at the Ryzen 1700 or 1800 8 cores 16 thread CPU, cheaper, will out perform 2x Xeon E5-2670 in games and probably costs less.

    If you have to have Intel, the i7 8700k is also a decent main stream CPU 6 core 12 thread which is slightly faster then the Ryzen 1800x in pretty much every gaming situation, and a slight overclock will even push it further, and it leaves you room for Streaming and among other multi taking things.

    Of course 2x Xeon E5-2670 will do vary well in multi threaded work loads, but for just gaming its not the best and all threads will never be used.

    Both platforms I mentioned support m.2 and a bunch of USB 3.0.



    thank you so much!!
    also would ryzen 5 1600x would be a good selection
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    Ryzen 5 1600x you would hardly see any difference in gaming compared to lets say Ryzen 7 1800x, games simply don't use much cores. But you can see a performance gain if you with something like the 1700 or the 1800x if you do a lot of streaming or recording, video editing can also see a benefit from the 1700 over the 1600x.

    It depends on what you are going to use the system for, purely just gaming the 1600x would be more than fine.

    Though keep in mind your already existing single Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core Processor will do better in terms of streaming and recording at the sametime, but will fall short in gaming due to its lower ipc and clock. I mean if its still providing you with decent FPS I wouldn't even bother to switch unless you need USB3 or m.2 but then again you can get expansion cards if you need it. But adding in another Xeon E5-2670 will do nothing in terms of gaming performance and as mentioned you could even see worse performance in some scenarios.

    But it cool to have a dual CPU system, something different. My old Dell workstation has dual 4 core Xeons, but the board has blown out caps, perfect system for server type things.
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  5. i think ill go with the ryzen 7 1700, the 8 core will be good for recording my gameplay and streaming if i want.
    thank you
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