Intel Xeon E5-2650L: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2650L

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2650L sales on March 2012 at a recommended price of $142. This is Sandy Bridge EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 70 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 6.76 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2650L processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
2.10
 
Market segment
Server
 
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge EP
 
Launch date
March 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$142
 
Price now
$154 (1.1x MSRP)
 

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 cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
Threads
16
 
Base clock speed
1.8 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
2.3 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
L3 cache
20480 KB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
32 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
435 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
72 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors
2270 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2650L 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 configuration
2
 
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
70 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2650L. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 

Security technologies

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

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

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 E5-2650L's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
384 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2650L. 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.

6.76

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.

5929

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2650L is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 99% minimum and 92% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%

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