Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3


Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 sales 1 July 2014. This is Haswell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 10 cores and 20 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 160 Watt. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 16.83 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Launch date
1 July 2014 (6 years ago)
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Technical specs

Basic processor 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
Base clock speed
3.1 GHz
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.5 GHz
L3 cache
25 MB SmartCache
Chip lithography
22 nm
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
75 °C
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
VID voltage range


Information on Xeon E5-2687W v3 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
Thermal design power (TDP)
160 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2687W v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Technology
Hyper-Threading Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring
Flex Memory Access
Demand Based Switching
46 Bit

Security technologies

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

Secure Key
OS Guard

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2687W v3's memory controller.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
768 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
68 GB/s
ECC memory support


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe revision
Max number of PCIe lanes
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2687W v3. 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.



Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2687W v3 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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