Intel Xeon E5-2687W 

Released March, 2012
  • 3.1 GHz
  • Octa core
5.4 Out of 10

As we'll see, that's a serious blow to the Xeon's enthusiast credentials, but not unexpected from a chip designed for stability in a workstation environment.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
All of which leaves us wondering how much difference the extra cores make and whether they're worth double the price of the six-core i7 chip.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon E5-2687W among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Xeon E5-2687W
7.6
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2687W
7.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon E5-2687W
0.0
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Xeon E5-2687W
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon E5-2687W
5.0
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon E5-2687W
5.0
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Xeon E5-2687W
5.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon E5-2687W

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
36,692
Core i7 6700K
17,520.5
Core i7 5960X
26,400

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
2,834
Core i7 6700K
4,505.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
2,165,000 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
5,980 MB/s
Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
23,477
Core i7 6700K
17,169
Core i7 5960X
27,898

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
26,377
Core i7 5960X
30,382

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2687W
26,377
Core i7 6700K
17,169
Core i7 5960X
30,382

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2687W
16,682
Core i7 5960X
15,952

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5-2687W
1,937

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Xeon E5-2687W


6.0
The workstation and server market is a different world from that of the desktop PC.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

The enormous price of the Intel Xeon 2687W may make sense in the former, but it's far too rich for the latter, especially when you consider the lack of overclocking support.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
With the arrival of the new Intel Xeon 2687W eight-core monster, we're getting a taste of what we've been missing.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
The LGA 2011 socket will still be used when Ivy Bridge E tips up.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

Socket

The new Intel Xeon 2687W may not be targeted directly at the desktop, but it will drop straight into any Intel X79-based PC motherboard with the LGA2011 socket and fire up like a trooper.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
As expected it's just not cost effective on the desktop, but still puts into question why exactly we don't have a full eight-core desktop processor in the desktop Sandy Bridge E family.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
It's ever so slightly slower at 3.1GHz to the Core i7's 3.3GHz.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

Multicore

Eight cores is what the Sandy Bridge E die has.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
Once you've paid for it, eight cores is what you should get.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
But this time with all eight cores enabled instead of six.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

Type of CPU

That said, there's not much evidence the extra cache memory has an impact on the desktop.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
If you can afford the asking price, therefore, it is an option for a desktop PC.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
It's a workstation and server chip.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

Performance

The most immediately revealing metrics are the single and multi-threaded Cinebench results.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
The pseudo eight-core AMD FX 8150 chip isn't even in the same post code for performance.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)
But it's not a million miles away in several benchmarks, including professional rendering, video encoding and database crunching.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa core
Socket type LGA 2011

features

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

power consumption

TDP 150W
Annual home energy cost 36.14 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year
Performance per watt 8.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3-1066
  4. DDR3
  5. DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 16 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 2
Clock multiplier 38
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture QPI
Data rate 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz
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