Question Is Intel Xeon E5-2680 3.5 GHz Turbo good for new games (dad says so, but supposidly produced in 2011) ?

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Need some advice on Intel Xeon E5-2680 (3.5 GHz Turbo) before buying a desktop that has it. Will it run new games?
 

avg9956

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It will run latest games but with some decrease in performance
8 cores is the norm for current games now
However IPC improvements now compared to 2011 have been vast.
But moving forward from here, future games ahead would be utilizing more cores.
 
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Viking2121

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It'll do alright, I paired dual Xeon server with E5 2470s and 48GB of ram and a Vega 64, it worked rather well, but it often was held back in some situations, I'd say you'd be alright with that CPU for newer games. The only game I'd might be concerned with would be Battlefield 2042, talk about a CPU hungry game, used my 5800x at 80 - 90% at times.
 

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