Average Bench: 52.7% (653rd of 1264)

Based on 285 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2603 v3 @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 52.7% Great: 56%
Gaming 53%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 40%
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Average average bench

The Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 averaged 47.3% 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 73.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 44Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 is just 12.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 259Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 258Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 285 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 Memory 73.4 79.1
34.4 1-Core 44 47.7
68.9 2-Core 88.3 95.1
45.2% 68.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 175 190
198 8-Core 258 282
27.9% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 64-Core 259 283
17.4% 259 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 46.6
2-Core 94.3
48% 72.9 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 278
30% 232 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
SOCKET 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 92.6
48% 72.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 280
29% 228 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
LGA2011-3 SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 47.2
2-Core 94.3
48% 72.9 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 235
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 46.1
2-Core 92
47% 71.8 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 231
27% 205 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 46.9
2-Core 93.4
46% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 278
30% 230 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
LGA2011-3 SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 94.6
46% 71 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 242
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,546,899 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 18%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 16%

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 7810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Terrible Total price: $440

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor E5-2603 v3 (15M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor NumberE5-2603V3
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
VID Voltage Range0.65V–1.30V
Recommended Price$213.00 - $217.00
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links2
Max TDP85 W
Product BriefLink


Processor GraphicsNone


Max Memory Size768 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 1600
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth51 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 TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
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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