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Intel Xeon E5-2680: specs and benchmarks
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- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E5-2680
Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2680 sales 6 March 2012 at a recommended price of $1,723. 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 3500 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Xeon E5-2680 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||555|
|Value for money||19.21|
|Architecture codename||Sandy Bridge EP|
|Release date||6 March 2012 (9 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$1,723||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Price now||$133 (0.1x MSRP)||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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)|
|Base clock speed||2.7 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.5 GHz||of 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)|
|L1 cache||64K (per core)||of 896 (Atom C3950)|
|L2 cache||256K (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||20 MB (shared)||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||32 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||435 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||85 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|Number of transistors||2,270 million||of 16000 (Apple M1)|
|64 bit support||+|
|VID voltage range||0.6V-1.35V|
Information on Xeon E5-2680 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||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||130 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2680. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® AVX|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||2.0|
|Flex Memory Access||-|
|Demand Based Switching||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2680's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3||of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)|
|Maximum memory size||384 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||4||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||51.2 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCI Express lanes||40||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2680. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
- Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
- 3DMark06 CPU
- TrueCrypt AES
- Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
- Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
- Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.
3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.
TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.
Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.
Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.
Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.
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.
Let's see how good Xeon E5-2680 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||59|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||78|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||133|
|Far Cry 5||91|
|Far Cry New Dawn||89|
|Forza Horizon 4||108|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||84|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||91|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||84|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||77|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||52|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||68|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||110|
|Far Cry 5||117|
|Far Cry New Dawn||85|
|Forza Horizon 4||106|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||68|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||51|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||83|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||142|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||68|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||53|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||59|
|Far Cry 5||108|
|Far Cry New Dawn||77|
|Forza Horizon 4||102|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||74|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||51|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||74|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||49|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||32|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||62|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||42|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||46|
|Far Cry 5||74|
|Far Cry New Dawn||74|
|Forza Horizon 4||87|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||37|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||40|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||28|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||20|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||31|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||51|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||31|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||27|
|Far Cry 5||40|
|Far Cry New Dawn||45|
|Forza Horizon 4||61|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||21|
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