Xeon E5 1680 v4 vs Intel E5-2660 v4

General info

Comparing Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.38
 
3.78
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
Intel Xeon E5
Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Broadwell
Launch date
20 June 2016 (4 years ago)
 
20 June 2016 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,723
 
$1,445
Price now
$2100 (1.2x MSRP)
 
$211 (0.1x MSRP)

Technical specs

Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
14 (Tetradeca-Core)
Threads
16
 
28
Base clock speed
no data
 
2 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.4 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
5 GT/s
 
2 × 9.6 GT/s
L2 cache
2 MB
 
3.5 MB
L3 cache
20 MB
 
35 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
246.24 mm2
 
306.18 mm2
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
79 °C
Number of transistors
3200 Million
 
4700 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
2
Socket
no data
 
FCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)
140 Watt
 
105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
no data
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
-
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
+
PAE
no data
 
46 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 are enumerated here.

VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
no data
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
1,536 GB
 
1,536 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
76.8 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
40
 
40

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Xeon E5-2660 v4 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of Xeon E5 1680 v4

0.8% better performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (3400 vs 2000 MHz)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4

Cheaper ($211 vs $2100)

Lower power consumption (105W vs 140W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

ECCMemory

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Xeon E5 1680 v4 and Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4. The differences in performance seem too small.

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