Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 vs Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 or Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 has 12 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.90 GHz. Up to 1536 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 has 14 cores with 28 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 1536 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 was released in Q1/2016.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24)
6 Generation 6
Broadwell E Architecture Broadwell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 has 12 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 is 2.20 GHz (2.90 GHz) while the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 has 14 CPU cores and 28 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 is at 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz).

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
12 Cores 14
24 Threads 28
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.30 GHz
2.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.70 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 or Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 can use up to 1536 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 supports up to 1536 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 76.8 GB/s.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2400
1536 GB Max. Memory 1536 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
30.00 MB L3 Cache 35.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 40
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 is 105 W, while the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 has a TDP of 120 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
105 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 120 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 30.00 MB cache. The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 35.00 MB cache.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 2011-3 Socket LGA 2011-3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2016 Release date Q1/2016
1166 $ Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
811 (91%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
892 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
7953 (76%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
10459 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
1002 (94%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
1069 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
6528 (82%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
7966 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
14028 (78%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
17951 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
121 (88%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
138 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
1589 (79%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
2004 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
124 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
695 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
213 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
3107 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
230 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
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