Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-2689

Compare Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 8 core CPU vs Intel 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

37 %
43 %
16% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

44 %
48 %
9% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

35 %
41 %
17% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
40 %
17% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

0.51% slightly higher Blender score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
21% slightly lower TDP
115 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

329th of 1,255
277th of 1,255


The product line

Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Xeon E5-2650 v2 vs Xeon E5-2689 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2689 performs better than the Xeon E5-2650 v2. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2650 v2 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. A Xeon E5-2650 v2 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2689 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2650 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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