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Intel Xeon E5 v3 Series

Xeon E5-2660 v3

The Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 has 10 cores that run at a clock speed of 2.6GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 25MB, an L2 cache size of 2560KB, and an L1 cache size of 640KB.


Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3

Cores10More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed2.6GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameHaswell-EPThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date01 Sep 2014 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP105WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache640KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache2560KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache25MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography22nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 2011/Socket RThe motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Xeon E5-2660 v3 compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 has exceptional performance. Its 10 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz provide competent processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 6 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 22 nanometers, the Xeon E5-2660 v3 is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, although with a Thermal Design Power of 105W it requires a large amount of power to run.

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Xeon E5-2660 v3 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 60
Minecraft 200
Battlefield 4 80
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 160
Far Cry 4 65
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 65
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 44
Dark Souls 3 60
Hitman Absolution 80
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 90
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