CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2650 v3 vs 2650 v2 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 25 MB vs 20 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2650 v2

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.93 GHz vs 2.44 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.41 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2650 v3 vs E5 2650 v2

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650 v3
1,565,000 MB/s
Xeon E5 2650 v2
1,800,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2650 v3  vs
E5 2650 v2 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 95W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.93 pt/W 8.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 77.19W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 76,800 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2650 v3  vs
E5 2650 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 16
L3 cache 25 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.9°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.44 GHz 2.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.44 GHz 2.93 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB
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