Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2016
Performance 17.70

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 sales 10 March 2016 at a recommended price of $1,745. This is Broadwell-EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 14 cores and 28 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 120 Watt. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

17.70%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Xeon E5-2680 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating392
Value for money23.08
Market segmentWorkstation
SeriesIntel Xeon (Desktop)
Architecture codenameBroadwell-EP (2016)
Release date10 March 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,745of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$139 (0.1x MSRP)of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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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 cores14 (Tetradeca-Core)
Threads28
Base clock speed2.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.3 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support9.6 GT/s / QPI
L1 cache448 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache3.5 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache35 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size306 mm2
Maximum core temperature86 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors4700 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2680 v4 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 configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2680 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-
Demand Based Switching+
PAE46 Bit

Security technologies

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

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection-
OS Guard+

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 E5-2680 v4's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size1.5 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes40of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2680 v4. 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.

Xeon E5-2680 v4 17.70
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 17845

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 765

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 8785

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 3707

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 30922

3DMark06 CPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 8286

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 18

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 1657

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made 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 (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 100

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 1.1

TrueCrypt AES

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 9

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 79

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 137

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 6323

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 26961

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 2275

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 21194

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Xeon E5-2680 v4 2961

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2680 v4 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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