Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 

Released January, 2014
  • 2.2 GHz
  • Hexa core
5.2 Out of 10

It’s targeting everything from tablets to notebooks with very powerful integrated graphics, and doing a really good job, in my opinion.
by Chris-Angelini (Jan, 2014)
The diverse line-up is derived from three physical dies sporting six, 10, and 12 cores.
by Chris-Angelini (Jan, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

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PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2420 v2
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon E5-2420 v2
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Xeon E5-2420 v2
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon E5-2420 v2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon E5-2420 v2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2420 v2
1,590 MB/s
Xeon E5-2620 v3
2,750,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2420
985,150 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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Xeon E5-2420

PassMark (Single Core)

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In The News From around the web


Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2: More Cores, Cache, And Better Efficiency

by Chris Angelini |
Eight-core Xeon E5s are sourced from this same die, so a couple of the core/cache slices are disabled, leaving everything else functional.
The Standard stack is smaller, with one eight-core SKU boasting 25 MB of LLC and two six-core chips complemented by 15 MB.

Xeon E5-2600 V2 Price List: Server Ivy Bridge-EP

by Ian Cutress |
With any luck we should be getting a couple of Ivy Bridge-E based server motherboards in to test, along with Xeon processors.
> Haswell Xeons, these processors, destined for 2P systems, will take on the E5 26xx naming scheme with V2 on the end, with L designating low power versions.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type LGA 1356
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AVX
  3. EM64T
  4. F16C
  5. MMX
  6. SSE
  7. SSE2
  8. SSE3
  9. SSE4
  10. SSE4.1
  11. SSE4.2
  12. Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 3.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W


Architecture QPI
Data rate 28,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz


Architecture x86-64
Threads 12 threads
L2 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 2
Clock multiplier 22
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB
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