Intel Xeon E5-2689: specs and benchmarks



Intel started Xeon E5-2689 sales 6 March 2012. This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 32 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 115 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.87% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Xeon E5-2689 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking870
Value for money0.39
Market segmentServer
Release date6 March 2012 (11 years old)
Current price$93 of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Xeon E5-2689 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.

Power consumption (TDP)115 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2689's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2689. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 E5-2689 7.87


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: 68%

Xeon E5-2689 9922

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2689 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Xeon E5-2650 v2Xeon E52650 v2
Xeon E5-2687WXeon E52687W
Xeon E5-2690Xeon E52690
Xeon E5-4620 v2Xeon E54620 v2
Xeon E5-1660 v2Xeon E51660 v2
Xeon E5-2630 v3Xeon E52630 v3

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2689, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2689 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 13794 configurations based on Xeon E5-2689 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (70/13794)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.03% (4/13794)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.04% (5/13794)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (31/13794)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.3% (39/13794)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.04% (5/13794)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.3% (43/13794)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.01% (2/13794)
RTX 3080 12 GB GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
0.007% (1/13794)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.07% (10/13794)

User ratings: view and submit

Here is the rating given to the reviewed processor by our users. Let others know your opinion by rating it yourself.

4.4 2315 votes

Rate Intel Xeon E5-2689 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Xeon E5-2689, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.