Intel Xeon E5-2660 vs Intel Xeon E5-2670

Compare Intel Xeon E5 Family 8 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 Family 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

40 %
21% slightly better overall score
33 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

46 %
2% slightly better gaming score
45 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

37 %
27% slightly better multitasking score
29 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

37 %
32% slightly better heavy workload score
28 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,050
4,680
15% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

541
618
14% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
Identical
8

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
Identical
16

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
18% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
3 GHz
10% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
21% slightly lower TDP
115 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

40
Identical
40

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

4
Identical
4

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

384 GiB
Identical
384 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

452nd of 1,337
546th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Xeon E5 Family
Xeon E5 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2012
February 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1066
DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

Yes
Yes

Xeon E5-2660 vs Xeon E5-2670 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2660 is faster than the Xeon E5-2670. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2670 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. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E5-2670 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2660. Also, the Xeon E5-2670 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Xeon E5-2660 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2670 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2660 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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