Intel Xeon E5-2680: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2680

Summary

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. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 11.82 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2680 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
38.42
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Xeon (Desktop)
 
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge-EP
 
Release date
6 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,723
 
Price now
$127
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2680's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2680's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
16
 
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
Bus support
8GT/s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
20 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
435 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
2,270 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2680 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions 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
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2680 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2680 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2680.
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
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon E5-2680's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2680. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

11.82

3DMark06 CPU

7924

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4118

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

26801

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.26

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

12

TrueCrypt AES

0

Passmark

9441

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2680 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2680 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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