Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 13 November 2014. Page 3 of 7. Add A Comment

The first test up was Parboil with an OpenMP workload that's able to utilize all 20 CPU threads of the E5-2687W v3 processor. The E5-1680 v3 was about 5% faster than the i7-5960X and the E5-2687W v3 was 14% faster over the Haswell-E CPU.

While the E5-2687W v3 has a 160 Watt TDP, the CPU temperature wasn't outrageous with the Noctua heatsink fan as the cooler.

Here's some other scientific/compute metrics for the three CPUs:

With the Rodinia HPC benchmark especially, it was loving the number of cores/threads offered by the E5-2687W v3 in this single-socket configuration. Of course on the desktop front, most users won't have software to take advantage of 16~20 threads... Nor be able to afford a $2000+ processor.

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