Intel Xeon E5-2690: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2690

Summary

Intel started Xeon E5-2690 sales on March 2012 at a recommended price of $397. This is Sandy Bridge-EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 135 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 42.42 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2690 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.26
 
Type
Server
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge-EP
 
Release date
March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$397
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$353
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2690's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2690's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
16
 
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
20480 KB (shared)
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
435 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
72 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
2270 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2690 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
Power consumption (TDP)
135 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2690. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2690 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2690 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2690.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
384 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon E5-2690's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2690. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

42.42

Passmark

13497

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2690 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2690 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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