Intel Xeon E5-1660: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-1660

Summary

Intel started Xeon E5-1660 sales on March 2012 at a recommended price of $290. This is Sandy Bridge-E architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 42.47 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Xeon E5-1660 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.97
 
Type
Server
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge-E
 
Release date
March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$290
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$1227
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon E5-1660's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-1660's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
15360 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7
Die size
435 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
64 °C
 
of 105
Transistor count
2270 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.6V - 1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-1660. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 

Security technologies

Xeon E5-1660 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-1660 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-1660.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
256 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB / s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon E5-1660's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-1660. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

42.47

Passmark

12369

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-1660 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-1660 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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