Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4
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Year of release 2016
Performance 13.29

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4 sales 20 June 2016 at a recommended price of $1,113. This is Broadwell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

13.29%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Xeon E5-1660 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating565
Value for money1.50
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)
Release date20 June 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,113of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$1490 (1.3x MSRP)of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads16
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support5 GT/s
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache20 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size246.24 mm2
Maximum core temperature70 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors3200 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-1660 v4 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-1660 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-
Demand Based Switching+
PAE46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-1660 v4's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size1.5 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes40of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-1660 v4. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon E5-1660 v4 13.29
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E5-1660 v4 13398

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E5-1660 v4 900

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E5-1660 v4 6895

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-1660 v4 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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