Intel Xeon E5

Intel Xeon E5
Actual generation: 6.
Actual architecture: Broadwell E
Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Instruction set: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Intel Xeon E5 v3 processors for the LGA 2011-3 socket can provide up to 22 CPU cores plus hyperthreading and are therefore among the fastest processors from Intel. Mainboards for the LGA 2011 socket can accommodate up to 2 CPUs at the same time, so setups with 44 physical plus 44 "virtual" cores (HT) are possible, which in total allows the simultaneous processing of 88 threads.

The Xeon E5 v3 dominated the picture in pretty much every benchmark and were consistently at the top of Passmark, Cinebench 11.5 and Geekbench 3. The top model Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 has 22 CPU cores, which operate at 2.2 GHz in the base are clocked. The processor can increase its clock frequency to up to 3.6 GHz (when only one CPU core is loaded) via Turbo mode. Up to 2.8 GHz are possible with simultaneous load on several cores. Since the Intel Xeon E5 family is purely a server product, it cannot be overclocked.

All Intel Xeon E5 processors support the error correction ECC of the main memory. The top model, Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4, can address RAM up to DDR4-2400 in four memory channels (quad-channel). Using quad-channel mode quadruples the server's memory bandwidth and can have a positive effect on computing-intensive applications. The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 is specified with a TDP of (only) 145 watts, which is relatively human considering the 22 CPU cores. The processor benefits from the stable Intel 14 nm manufacturing and the newer Broadwell EP architecture.

The Intel Xeon E5 processors were discontinued in 2017. Intel now offers newer server processors in the Intel Xeon Silver (formerly Intel Xeon E3), Intel Xeon Gold (formerly Intel Xeon E5) and Intel Xeon Platinum (formerly Intel Xeon E7) families.

All Intel Xeon E5 CPUs

Processor Generation
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4
6C 6T @ 1.70 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4
8C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4
10C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4
14C 28T @ 1.70 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4
14C 28T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4
16C 32T @ 2.10 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 2.20 GHz

Intel Xeon E5 generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
Intel Xeon E5 v4 6. Desktop / Server 14 nm Broadwell E
Intel Xeon E5 v3 5. Desktop / Server 22 nm Haswell E
Intel Xeon E5 v2 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Ivy Bridge EP

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