Xeon E5-2690 v3: specs and benchmarks

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Xeon E5-2690 v3
2014
12 cores / 24 threads, 135 Watt
10.69

Xeon E5-2690 v3 provides acceptable benchmark performance at 10.69% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Xeon E5-2690 v3 sales 8 September 2014. This is a Haswell-EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.5 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 135 Watt. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133 memory.

Primary details

Xeon E5-2690 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking678
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation17.48
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameHaswell-EP (2014)
Release date8 September 2014 (9 years ago)
Current price$29 of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads24
Base clock speed2.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.5 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache30 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size356 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors2,600 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2690 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. 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 configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA2011
Power consumption (TDP)135 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2690 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-
Demand Based Switching+
PAE46 Bit
StatusDiscontinued

Security technologies

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

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection-
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2690 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size768 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth68 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes40of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2690 v3. 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 E5-2690 v3 10.69

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: 68%

Xeon E5-2690 v3 16530

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon E5-2690 v3 1058

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon E5-2690 v3 7058

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Xeon E5-2690 v3's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.


Xeon E-2336 101.4
Xeon E5-2690 v3 100

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2690 v3, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2690 v3 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2345 configurations using Xeon E5-2690 v3 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.8% (18/2345)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.09% (2/2345)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.3% (8/2345)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.04% (1/2345)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (5/2345)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (5/2345)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.04% (1/2345)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.09% (2/2345)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.04% (1/2345)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.1% (3/2345)

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