Intel Xeon E5-2630 vs X5670

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Intel Xeon E5-2630
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Price now 79$
Games supported 91%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10621068
Value for money8.038.01
Market segmentServerServer
Seriesno dataXeon (Desktop)
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-EP (2012)Westmere-EP (2010−2011)
Release date6 March 2012 (10 years ago)16 March 2010 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$74$67
Current price$47 (0.6x MSRP)$79 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670 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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed2.3 GHz2.93 GHz
Boost clock speed2.8 GHz3.33 GHz
Bus supportno data6400 MHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache15360 KB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm32 nm
Die size435 mm2239 mm2
Maximum core temperature77 °C81 °C
Number of transistors2,270 million1,170 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670 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 configuration22
SocketFCLGA2011FCLGA1366
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVXIntel® SSE4.2
AES-NI++
AVX+no data
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology1.01.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring+-
Flex Memory Access-no data
Demand Based Switching++
PAEno data40 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Identity Protection-no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670 are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size384 GB288 GB
Max memory channels43
Maximum memory bandwidth42.6 GB/s32 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670.

PCIe version3.02.0
PCI Express lanes40no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 E5-2630 6.08
+0.5%
Xeon X5670 6.05
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 68%

Xeon E5-2630 6131
+0.6%
Xeon X5670 6095

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E5-2630 503
Xeon X5670 550
+9.3%

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E5-2630 3082
Xeon X5670 3243
+5.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon X5670. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 18 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.08 6.05
Novelty 6 March 2012 16 March 2010
Cost $74 $67
Boost clock speed 2800 3330
Base clock speed 2300 2930

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Intel Xeon X5670
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