Average Bench: 71.1% (378th of 1442)

Based on 3,267 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, 1789FBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 71.1% Great: 79%
Gaming 71%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 65%
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Good average bench

The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 averaged 28.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Memory Latency 81.1Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 330Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 is just 15.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Octa Core Speed 589Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 858Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.6 Memory 81.1 89
66.1 1-Core 84.4 96.6
136 2-Core 167 192
65.1% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 4-Core 330 384
470 8-Core 589 727
55.2% 459 Pts
Min Avg Max
712 64-Core 858 1,002
53.1% 858 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 172
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 686
64% 530 Pts
64-Core 1,018
63% 1,018 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 173
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 742
64% 547 Pts
64-Core 1,015
63% 1,015 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 173
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 610
56% 468 Pts
64-Core 826
51% 826 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 173
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 562
54% 446 Pts
64-Core 836
52% 836 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 172
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 601
55% 461 Pts
64-Core 835
52% 835 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 143
61% 100 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 459
44% 364 Pts
64-Core 588
36% 588 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 175
65% 113 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 530
50% 415 Pts
64-Core 834
52% 834 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 26%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 25%

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor E5-2640 v3 (20M Cache, 2.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor NumberE5-2640V3
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache20 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
VID Voltage Range0.65V–1.30V
Recommended Price$939.00 - $944.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links2
Max TDP90 W
Product BriefLink


Processor GraphicsNone


Max Memory Size768 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 1600/1866
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth59 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions46-bit
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsx4, x8, x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechNo
Flex Memory AccessNo


Package Size52.5mm x 45mm
Max CPU Configuration2
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2011-3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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2 years ago.

I have 2 of them and they work great for gaming and editing. The high core count is great to have and won't be needing to upgrade too soon because the clock speeds don't matter too much to me.

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