Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3
The Xeon E5-2696 v3 is a 18 core CPU from Intel. This chip has a very good overall score at 67% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 54%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Xeon E5-2696 v3 scores 72% and 76% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.
The Xeon E5-2696 v3 has 18 cores and 36 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors.
Power and thermals for the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 145 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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