CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs E5-2687W 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 E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 262,144 MB Supports 50% more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 121.88W 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 36.13 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.53 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5-2687W

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
Xeon E5-2687W
36,692

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 E5-2687W
2,165,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
20,376
Xeon E5-2687W
23,477

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Xeon E5-2687W
26,377

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Xeon E5-2687W
26,377

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2690
14,178
Xeon E5-2687W
14,418

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2687W 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 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 150W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 36.13 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 131.4 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 7.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 121.88W

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 262,144 MB

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2687W 
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 38
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 67°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 3.87 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
Intel Xeon E5-2690
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