Xeon E5-2690 v4: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Xeon E5-2690 v4
14 cores / 28 threads, 135 Watt

Xeon E5-2690 v4 provides good benchmark performance at 12.66% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


Intel started Xeon E5-2690 v4 sales 20 June 2016 at a recommended price of $2,090. This is a Broadwell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 14 cores and 28 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2600 MHz - 3500 MHz (1 core)3500 MHz (2 cores)3300 MHz (3 cores)3200 MHz (4 cores)3200 MHz (5 cores)3200 MHz (6 cores)3200 MHz (7 cores)3200 MHz (8 cores)3200 MHz (9 cores)3200 MHz (10 cores)3200 MHz (11 cores)3200 MHz (12 cores)3200 MHz (13 cores)3200 MHz (14 cores) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 135 Watt.

Primary details

Xeon E5-2690 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking565
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation11.90
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)
Release date20 June 2016 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,090of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)

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 cores14 (Tetradeca-Core)
Boost clock speed2.6 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support2 × 9.6 GT/s
L2 cache3.5 MBof 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache35 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size306.18 mm2
Maximum core temperature89 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors4700 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Xeon E5-2690 v4 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 configuration2 (Multiprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)135 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2690 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

Security technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2690 v4's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Maximum memory size1,536 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+


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 v4. 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 v4 12.66


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 v4 19581

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 v4 1053

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 v4 7564

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Xeon E5-2690 v4's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.

Xeon E7-4830 102.05
Xeon W-1350P 101.18
Xeon E-2386G 100.16
Xeon E5-2690 v4 100
Xeon W-2245 99.29

Similar processors

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

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2690 v4, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2690 v4 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2635 configurations using Xeon E5-2690 v4 in our database.

All comparisons to Xeon E5-2690 v4

Community ratings

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

4.4 1457 votes

Rate Xeon E5-2690 v4 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions & comments

Here you can ask a question about Xeon E5-2690 v4, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.