CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2680 v2 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5 2650 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 2650 v2  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2680 v2

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 82 °C vs 75 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache 2.5 MB vs 2 MB 25% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz vs 2.93 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.49 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Almost the same
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Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2680 v2 vs 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 2680 v2
2,170,000 MB/s
Xeon E5 2650 v2
1,800,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2680 v2  vs
2650 v2 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 95W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 12.44 pt/W 8.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5 2680 v2  vs
2650 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 16
L2 cache 2.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
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
Clock multiplier 28 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 82°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.49 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 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
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
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