Intel Xeon E5-2687W processor review

Xeon E5-2687W processor released by Intel; release date: March 2012. At the time of release, the processor cost $815. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Sandy Bridge EP microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 16. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.80 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 67°C. Manufacturing process technology - 32 nm. Cache size: L1 - 64 KB (per core), L2 - 256 KB (per core), L3 - 20480 KB (shared).

Supported memory types: DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600. Maximum memory size: 256 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA2011. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 2. Power consumption (TDP): 150 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
2573
0
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
9754
0
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
5311
695
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
36691
5265
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
12747
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
56.606 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
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754.248 Frames/s
269.627 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
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3.237 Frames/s
2.336 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 CPU
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49.002 Frames/s
12.708 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
78.498 mHash/s
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 0
PassMark - CPU mark 0
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 695
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 5265
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12747
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 56.606 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 269.627 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 2.336 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 12.708 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 78.498 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Sandy Bridge EP
Launch date March 2012
Launch price (MSRP) $815
Place in performance rating 42
Price now $2,636.50
Processor Number E5-2687W
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 1.61
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.10 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 435 mm
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 67°C
Maximum frequency 3.80 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 16
Transistor count 2270 million
VID voltage range 0.60V - 1.35V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Maximum memory size 256 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Package Size 52.5mm x 45.0 mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)