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Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

The Intel Xeon E5-2680 is a high-end processor based on the Broadwell architecture and is primarily used for workstations and servers (up to 2 sockets). The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 has 14 physical cores and can execute up to 28 threads simultaneously thanks to the Hyper-Threading technology.  The base clock of the 14 core CPU is 2.4 GHz, but can be raised up to 3.3 GHz via Turbo Boost if necessary. The integrated quad-channel memory controller can address up to 1.56 TB DDR4-2400 RAM, which results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s. Intel specifies the TDP of the Xeon E5-2680 v4 with 120 Watts, so the 14-nm chip is comparatively frugal for the high multi-thread performance. A stress test with the tool Prime95 resulted in a maximum consumption of 136 Watts. The CPU scales very well in multi-thread applications, but the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 is at a disadvantage when the application without multi-thread support. Higher-clocked processors like the Intel Core i7-6700K, for example, will be much faster in this case.

SeriesIntel Xeon (Desktop)
Clock Rate2400 - 3300 MHz
Front Side Bus9.6 GT/s / QPI
Level 1 Cache448 KB
Level 2 Cache3.5 MB
Level 3 Cache35 MB
Number of Cores / Threads14 / 28
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)120 Watt
Transistor Count4700 Million
Features14 nm, 0.976
Die Size306 mm2
Max. Temperature86 °C
FeaturesQuad-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading, AES, Enhanced Speedstep, SSE1-4.2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$1745 U.S.
Announcement Date03/10/2016
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3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8174     avg: 8286     median: 8285.5 (18%)     max: 8397 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16.8 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 12916     avg: 13082     median: 13047 (35%)     max: 13282 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 15757     avg: 16219     median: 16369 (29%)     max: 16532 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
29230 points (46%)
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