CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs 2680 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5 2680 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 2680 v2  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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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 82 °C vs 72 °C Around 15% 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
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 109.69W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5 2680 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 E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
Xeon E5 2680 v2
2,170,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5 2680 v2 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Octa core Deca 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
SSE4
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 12.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 93.44W

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 E5-2690  vs
E5 2680 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 20
L2 cache 2 MB 2.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 25 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 38 28
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 82°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 3.4 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
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
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