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0:00 Intro
0:55 Backstory
1:42 The server hardware cycle
2:46 Our CPU
3:01 Server CPU "classes"
5:18 Summary so far
5:58 Installation begins
6:08 C621 Motherboards
6:37 Socket design and coolers
7:20 gaming
8:30 Clock speeds and per-core boosting
9:08 Linus has a eureka
10:04 What this CPU isn't good for
10:43 What this CPU IS good for


  1. horse1066

    horse10663 jam yang lalu

    I hate graphical bios’s, seeing that text mode one was so nice…

  2. MK Productions

    MK Productions12 jam yang lalu

    this man has the best pcs i’ve ever seen and i’m still running an i3 with integrated graphics

  3. Chisleu

    ChisleuHari Yang lalu

    That cpu original price - my current set up

  4. Bruce

    BruceHari Yang lalu

    Even $1K is too much for a total cheapskate like Linus!!!

  5. Nichole Silsby

    Nichole SilsbyHari Yang lalu

    I love how linus had to describe to me the difference between a bios and a fancy bios and why it matters. I guess no one buys gaming laptops lmao

  6. cwclifford

    cwcliffordHari Yang lalu

    Tech is temporary DOOM IS ETERNAL

  7. Jim Riopelle

    Jim RiopelleHari Yang lalu

    It’s called “rectangular” there whippersnapper.

  8. Bill noname

    Bill noname2 hari yang lalu

    "Young whipper snapper kid", that would be you from my point of view..lol

  9. Jonathan Ray Pereira

    Jonathan Ray Pereira2 hari yang lalu

    Could we check what the gaming performance would be like under Linux? Maybe Linux could handle the cores better?

  10. sulochana kharat

    sulochana kharat2 hari yang lalu

    Sir please make video on how make raid 6 nvme sdd nas

  11. Desther

    Desther2 hari yang lalu

    Looks like a big, spendy piece of junk

  12. Imoneforsanity

    Imoneforsanity2 hari yang lalu

    Cook a pancake on it.

  13. DodgyDog 08

    DodgyDog 082 hari yang lalu

    Oh how the turns have tabled... 11:34

  14. JoelLS101

    JoelLS1013 hari yang lalu

    Linus buys unstable ES/QS cpu than is surprise Pikachu face when its unstable...

  15. †Liberty or Death†

    †Liberty or Death†3 hari yang lalu

    Check it, even drunk, your sponsor gets skipped.

  16. Crisostomo De Jesus

    Crisostomo De Jesus3 hari yang lalu

    I just skip the part when you talk about your sponsor.

  17. James jackson

    James jackson4 hari yang lalu

    The adaptable var verbs = [aardvark practically claim because sack oceanographically unlock along a null enemy. draconian, deadpan literature

  18. Raija

    Raija5 hari yang lalu

    "Skips advertisement" No risk

  19. nobody nowhere

    nobody nowhere5 hari yang lalu

    You take risks, you looooose linus. I skip all your adds!

  20. Tao Tao

    Tao Tao5 hari yang lalu

    2:36 Linus moves computer and SSD hangs by two cables

  21. Dr. John Barron

    Dr. John Barron6 hari yang lalu

    so it sucks

  22. Marc Mckenrick

    Marc Mckenrick6 hari yang lalu

    lol legacy bios i navigate easier in them than some of these uefi bios out there. mostly because of how much i loved x58 what i used clear into ryzen 3000. gotta love 30$ chips and now i think 8$ for 6c/12t of overclockable goodness and 30$ is unlocked aswell as from what i understand the w variants are unlocked as well as the x5680/90 chips. the newer x99 and x199 xeons are getting pretty cheap too. ive seen some hefty core count cpus (equal to or more than 18) for around 200$ usd from time to time. although from what i understand they are not unlocked processors on most x99 and most of x79 with the xeons.

  23. Oktay Mercan

    Oktay Mercan7 hari yang lalu

    Snif snif smells scam hmm..

  24. Sunny Aslam

    Sunny Aslam7 hari yang lalu

    Please do a Ryzen Threadripper 1900X vs Ryzen 5 5600X comparison video

  25. Lucky Leo

    Lucky Leo7 hari yang lalu

    why don’t you run CPU intensive games when testing the cores???! Games like besiege where you can simulate fully destructible planes and tanks? Or Teardown where EVERYTHING IS FULLY DESTRUCTIBLE, which makes my i9 9900k fall to its knees.

  26. GOKU

    GOKU7 hari yang lalu

    Can anyone tell me can I use four 8 gb 3600mhz ram in this MSI MPG Z590 GAMING EDGE WIFI motherboard.

  27. GOKU

    GOKU7 hari yang lalu

    Because I don't know anything about pc

  28. Ericorg

    Ericorg7 hari yang lalu

    That CPU is slower than a 5900x in Cinebench R15, and even slower than a 3600x in single core performance... I wouldn't pay 150 usds for it even if it came with a spare motherboard

  29. Nik Milkoff

    Nik Milkoff7 hari yang lalu

    So in summary blah, blah, blah blah, pitfalls, "cheap" - only $1000, blah, blah, blah, it actually sucks! Cool!

  30. Tom Warren Photography

    Tom Warren Photography7 hari yang lalu

    hi, i need advice. i just had a computer built for me to handle photo and video editing needs and presumed it would be super fast with the specs i got. but whenever i do anything slightly intensive, the cpu maxes out at 100% the whole time. I even did basic overclock to 4.7ghz but same issue. I didn't expect that from these specs. Suggestions? cpu: ryzen 7 5800x, mb: msi mpg x570 gaming edge, gpu: rtx 3060, ram: ballistix 32gb 3600mhz. Would getting a more expensive cpu make much difference?

  31. Dmanbiker

    Dmanbiker7 hari yang lalu

    Back around 2011 or 2012 I bought a huge dell workstation with dual Xeons for from 2007 for $150, and then bought two quad core LGA-771 CPUs for it for $20. In 2007 those parts were thousands of dollars. The most expensive new thing I bought was the DDR2 EEC RAM it had to use in these giant riser cards to get 32GB. I found 16GB of it for like $60. Then I used the workstation to run game servers for GMod and minecraft, or whatever we were playing at the time.

  32. NeverTalkToCops1

    NeverTalkToCops17 hari yang lalu

    Not watching. "I bought this __________ for $0.19. Clickbait trash.

  33. BinarySingularity

    BinarySingularity7 hari yang lalu

    risk I take by you skipping this message from our sponsors lol

  34. J B.

    J B.7 hari yang lalu

    Oh no ThE bIOs iS nON gRapHIcAl xD

  35. James Grabatin

    James Grabatin7 hari yang lalu


  36. Gordon Freeman

    Gordon Freeman7 hari yang lalu

    You guys should add RPCS3 to your benchmark suite of software, RPCS3 loves to have lots of cores and threads.

  37. Arc 247

    Arc 2477 hari yang lalu

    Huh. I have yet to have a graphical BIOS. Oh well.

  38. Billz

    Billz8 hari yang lalu

    When unmonke

  39. Loren MJ

    Loren MJ8 hari yang lalu

    I wonder if it would have performed better in Linux.

  40. M Gaming

    M Gaming8 hari yang lalu

    me doesnt skip's ad linus: like we take risk of you skipping the message of our sponser me:wait,wait,wait

  41. checkMyPlaylist

    checkMyPlaylist8 hari yang lalu

    the uninitiated.. Do tell!!

  42. ICanDoThatToo2

    ICanDoThatToo28 hari yang lalu

    "speaking of bad gaming experience THIS WEEKS SPONSOR"

  43. Lord Kenneth Milsom

    Lord Kenneth Milsom8 hari yang lalu

    Would anyone please have a spare graphics card that they could please give me ... I just can not afford one.

  44. John Sales

    John Sales8 hari yang lalu

    big boi

  45. CA1AMI7Y

    CA1AMI7Y8 hari yang lalu

    this man got a wii hooked up to the bench PC

  46. NightOwl Games

    NightOwl Games8 hari yang lalu

    if i was a $1 behind you maybe i would take the risk of buying a pc part off of ebay or wish!

  47. hanrinch

    hanrinch8 hari yang lalu

    Trust me, four years later it will be 49 dollars left in value, why? Just look at the price of e5 2690 v3 today on ebay, it was tag 10000 dollars but now it worth nothing.

  48. WaveArsenal

    WaveArsenal9 hari yang lalu

    I classify everything on LTT into two categories: pre-beard and post-beard

  49. C.R. Young

    C.R. Young9 hari yang lalu

    Nice sideburns.

  50. renderbaron

    renderbaron9 hari yang lalu

    Great video. But come one... buying a 28core Platinum Xeon for Gaming? Esp. in a dual socket config this CPUs/ at this price are definetely better for that kind of task you show just at the and of the video. :-)

  51. Dario Alispahić

    Dario Alispahić9 hari yang lalu

    Hated that video soundtrack made me thinking that something is dripping or clanking outside the video so I had to pause it multiple times

  52. Videre Sesus

    Videre Sesus9 hari yang lalu

    okay I'll watch your plug in b.c f commie youtube t.v red


    ALL IN ONE PK9 hari yang lalu


  54. Gary Blake

    Gary Blake9 hari yang lalu

    Server cpu not great at games... Who would have thought it...

  55. Tradesman Ron

    Tradesman Ron9 hari yang lalu

    For a few years I had an lga 1366 server gaming rig. It had 16 gb of ram and two xeon l5620's. That was a total of 12 cores but had a max speed of 2.7 ghz. So as you would expect gaming wasn't very good. Not to mention it had pcie 2.0. Using an R9 fury (which I still use for reasons of this market), I could only get 40 fps on games like the Witcher 3 and Apex Legends. So if you're thinking of doing something like this probably don't. The motherboards are finicky, the gaming performance sucks, and the cpus probably won't be supported very well so that probably affects security and performance. TLDR: I did this. Don't do it. Just buy a good priced Ryzen set up and you'll be fine for years.

  56. angry zergling

    angry zergling9 hari yang lalu

    Linus my dude...what's wrong with your left eye? Why do you look like this: O_- in your videos? Everything okay, man? ( 0:12 ... and no, that isn't the only example. That's only the most significant. Watch the whole thing with your 'eye' to his. Reminds me of the episode of Family Guy where Peter had a stroke.)

  57. Wlageg Wlagegowski

    Wlageg Wlagegowski9 hari yang lalu

    2500k will do better in these tests.

  58. Kirit Gupta

    Kirit Gupta9 hari yang lalu

    Ok, so I typically would indeed skip the sponsor message, but since you said took a risk, I thought I’d let it pay off and watch it. I’m skipping the intro sequence though!

  59. done mansion

    done mansion9 hari yang lalu


  60. Pierre Lucas

    Pierre Lucas9 hari yang lalu

    We don’t mind. An Pentium 90 costed too 999 dollars a period and today 25 dollars and it works perfectly as an Dx2 66 or an pentium 166. No needed to go up.

  61. Senor Corbuiser

    Senor Corbuiser9 hari yang lalu

    @05:02 Nice

  62. David Schwartz

    David Schwartz9 hari yang lalu

    This is a server CPU. It's not really surprising it can't game. They're optimized for high core counts, which is suitable for a VM host, or a busy web server. It doesn't need to clock high for those tasks.

  63. meniimya

    meniimya9 hari yang lalu

    [Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap]

  64. bonethruster FPV

    bonethruster FPV9 hari yang lalu


  65. Carter retraC

    Carter retraC9 hari yang lalu

    Probably because it's as good as a $899 amd cpu

  66. Coytag PlayZ

    Coytag PlayZ9 hari yang lalu

    Used watch ur vid with great interest but when I realized that I can't afford it I started to feel bad so bought a laptop which has a AMD A6 9225. And now I can atleast play Minecraft at 30 fps!!!!!

  67. jeff

    jeff9 hari yang lalu

    how much hashrate has it? XMR mining?

  68. Valiant Noob

    Valiant Noob10 hari yang lalu

    Is it weird that I find the newer bios to be unusable...well, not unusable but cluttered and annoying to look at? I much prefer the boring simple-looking bios.

  69. Václav Drobný

    Václav Drobný10 hari yang lalu

    It is sorta sad watching Linus and the boys play around with all this tech, while I'm trying to game on old laptop.

  70. Bernhard K

    Bernhard K10 hari yang lalu

    LTT! The E5-2670 v2 which you show at the end is a v2 CPU, which is not supported by the Board you show, the listing says it supports v1 CPUs!

  71. Etheoma

    Etheoma10 hari yang lalu

    The problem with all these CPUs as always is the motherboard.

  72. Boris

    Boris10 hari yang lalu

    what do you need it for ???

  73. Toad Fan9999

    Toad Fan99999 hari yang lalu

    For people with workstations on a budget

  74. Iubire Romaneasca

    Iubire Romaneasca10 hari yang lalu

    0:57 ))))

  75. Iubire Romaneasca

    Iubire Romaneasca10 hari yang lalu


  76. Pete Biddier

    Pete Biddier10 hari yang lalu

    Would a chip like this be good for folding at home?

  77. Matthew Williams

    Matthew Williams10 hari yang lalu

    I always watch the sponsor. I don't see much that I personally would buy into - but I know that the adverts have been curated(sortof) by someone that I trust and value the opinions of. Who knows - maybe one day I'll have a windows machine that needs Glasswire to see network activity.

  78. James Rounding

    James Rounding10 hari yang lalu

    Non-user friendly bios. Imagine if you still had to set a million jumpers from a poorly translated Chinese manual to get your stuff to work. 😂

  79. malteseporpous

    malteseporpous10 hari yang lalu

    I like LTT. It seems like all ya'll do is complain about stuff anymore. AND You are the "This Old House" of tech- meaning, tear down that shed and use your $250,000 budget to fix it. I just want to play MFS at spec, but there is no useable info here for me.

  80. WidgyAinz

    WidgyAinz10 hari yang lalu

    This is why you have to use Process Lasso to choose your cores and priorities for different processes when running high cores than aren't rated at a high GHz when all running.

  81. Andres Bravo

    Andres Bravo10 hari yang lalu

    Intel: wait, that's illegal.

  82. IeatURANIUM

    IeatURANIUM10 hari yang lalu

    funny, i bought a 999 cpu for 1999

  83. Stephen Hornak

    Stephen Hornak10 hari yang lalu

    So basically this was yet another video to trash Intel and promote AMD. Using a chip for not what it was designed for.

  84. assassinate241

    assassinate24110 hari yang lalu

    I would never skip a message from the sponsor (:

  85. Aidan Vr

    Aidan Vr10 hari yang lalu

    I was waiting for him to drop it.

  86. Bakamalian

    Bakamalian10 hari yang lalu

    "runs really well one minute, then chokes on it's own vomit" is a great description of me doing sports

  87. Alexander Lawson

    Alexander Lawson10 hari yang lalu


  88. Gamer’s Games

    Gamer’s Games10 hari yang lalu

    lol i like how the dislike is at 911

  89. Doku FREENET √

    Doku FREENET √10 hari yang lalu

    My old laptop still has a normal bios, so I am still familiar to navigate this ( if you are using vm ware, just go into the bios,it's also not a "modern" bios)

  90. Star Man

    Star Man11 hari yang lalu

    Hey, we "whippersnappers" who have old office boxes, are very familiar with navigating around those old BIOS menus!

  91. RPGReki

    RPGReki11 hari yang lalu

    I want old bios navigation back... I can-t bloody find anything with the new interface they're using these days.

  92. RicoElectrico

    RicoElectrico11 hari yang lalu

    9:36 - Quick, it's about to go critical! - What the hell is going on with our equipment? - It wasn't meant to do this in the first place...

  93. Jiří Štefka

    Jiří Štefka11 hari yang lalu

    Linus talking about skipping sponsor. I didn't think about it, but when he said it, it had to be done.

  94. Review Account

    Review Account11 hari yang lalu

    When I buy a server CPU, I know what I am doing with it. This video is for kids that think cores = fast = better gaming, AND to dissuade people from buying ES procs because the manufacturers that are Linus's benefactors don't like them being on the 2nd hand market.

  95. Andrew Ma

    Andrew Ma11 hari yang lalu

    Last year I got some cheap xeons and built my computer! Its more stable than the i9! A tid bit slower for one core, but for two it is blazing fast! It is much more stable and does not overheat!

  96. A B

    A B11 hari yang lalu

    whats fps counter do they use? 9:35

  97. LiteralPotato

    LiteralPotato11 hari yang lalu


  98. OneCupOfCoffee204

    OneCupOfCoffee20411 hari yang lalu

    With the shortage of microprocessors, are used memory chips from servers worth more?

  99. Ryuuken24

    Ryuuken2411 hari yang lalu

    Even an older threadripper is better at gaming.

  100. Rômulo Ferreira

    Rômulo Ferreira11 hari yang lalu

    Why dont try to turn off hyperthreading for more fps? Or oc? Why this video is so simple?

  101. Jana SFM

    Jana SFM11 hari yang lalu

    “That’s unfortunate, we’re dipping down to low as 40fps” Me: But, 40fps isn’t so bad..

  102. Ching-Chen Huang

    Ching-Chen Huang11 hari yang lalu

    5:06 Oh, we have all those HPE Gen10 machines!! Bu this document has a big mistake, no way this Intel CPU can be installed in DL325/385 G10, because they only utilize AMD EPYC CPU!!