Intel Xeon E5-2689: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon E5-2689
Intel Xeon E5-2689
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Year of release 2012
Performance 9.84


Intel started Intel 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


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

General info

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

Place in performance rating691
Value for money0.39
Market segmentServer
Release date6 March 2012 (10 years ago)
Current price$200 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
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.

Thermal design power (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 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)

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.

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 E5-2689 9.84
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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

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Relative perfomance

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

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