Intel Xeon E-2378 vs E5-2687W v4

Price now 180$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
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Intel Xeon E-2378
Intel Xeon E-2378
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Price now 8797$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating420417
Value for money16.190.47
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5no data
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Rocket Lake-E (2021)
Release date20 June 2016
(6 years old)
8 September 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,141no data
Current price$180 (0.1x MSRP)$8797
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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores12 (Dodeca-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.5 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus support2 × 9.6 GT/sno data
L1 cacheno data64K (per core)
L2 cache3 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache30 MB16 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size306.18 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature76 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors4700 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier-+


Information on Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration21
Thermal design power (TDP)160 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access-no data
Demand Based Switching+no data
PAE46 Bitno data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key++
MPXno data+
Identity Protection-no data
SGXno dataYes with Intel® SPS
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size1.5 TB128 GB
Max memory channels42
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2687W v4 and Xeon E-2378.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes4020

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 E5-2687W v4 14.35
Xeon E-2378 14.46
  • 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: 67%

Xeon E5-2687W v4 17809
Xeon E-2378 17952

Xeon E-2378 outperforms Xeon E5-2687W v4 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 14.35 14.46
Recency 20 June 2016 8 September 2021
Boost clock speed 3000 4800
Base clock speed 0 2600
Thermal design power (TDP) 160 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
Xeon E5-2687W v4


Intel Xeon E-2378
Xeon E-2378

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