Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3
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Year of release no data
Performance 11.65


This is a Haswell 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 3300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 120 Watt and a maximum temperature of 84 °C. It supports DDR3, DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Xeon E5-2678 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating549
Value for money6.87
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)
Release dateno data
Current price$69 of 16241 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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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 cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.3 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache384 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache3072 KBof 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache30 MBof 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Die size356 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)84 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors5,560 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7945HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Xeon E5-2678 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2678 v3. 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.


Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2678 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4of 5600 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2678 v3. 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 E5-2678 v3 11.65
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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: 67%

Xeon E5-2678 v3 14682

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: 37%

Xeon E5-2678 v3 964

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: 37%

Xeon E5-2678 v3 6270

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2678 v3 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.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2678 v3, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2678 v3 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 5734 configurations based on Xeon E5-2678 v3 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.3% (18/5734)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.02% (1/5734)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.02% (1/5734)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.03% (2/5734)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
1.3% (73/5734)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.3% (17/5734)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.9% (54/5734)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.3% (19/5734)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.05% (3/5734)

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