CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2670 v3 vs E5-2650 v3 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

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 25 MB 20% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 78.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 24 vs 20 4 more threads
Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.44 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 97.5W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 105.12 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 28.91 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2670 v3 vs E5-2650 v3

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 E5-2670 v3
1,677,550 MB/s
Xeon E5-2650 v3
1,565,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2670 v3  vs
E5-2650 v3 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Deca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 120W 105W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 8.63 pt/W 7.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 85.31W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5-2670 v3  vs
E5-2650 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 20
L3 cache 30 MB 25 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 - 84.5°C Unknown - 78.9°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.44 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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB
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