CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs E5-2670 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2670 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2670  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 3.13 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 3.08 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 80 °C vs 72 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 109.69W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5-2670

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
Xeon E5-2670
14,255

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2670
1,740,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
20,376
Xeon E5-2670
22,189

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Xeon E5-2670
15,347

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Xeon E5-2670
22,189

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2690
14,178
Xeon E5-2670
12,270

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2670 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

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

power consumption

TDP 135W 115W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 7.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 93.44W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2670 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 38 33
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 80°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7 3
Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 3.13 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

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
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