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Front view of Intel E5-2698V4

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Much more l3 cache 50 MB vs 20 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 20 vs 8 12 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 40 vs 16 24 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better PassMark score 21,789 vs 15,994 More than 35% better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 113.75W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 7x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 7.19 pt/W vs 3.4 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,994 vs 1,584 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 2.37 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of E5-2698V4 vs Core i7 5960X

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2698V4
34,607.5
Core i7 5960X
26,400

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2698V4
2,672

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2698V4
3,415 MB/s
Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2698V4
21,789
Core i7 5960X
15,994

PassMark (Single Core)

E5-2698V4
1,584

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E5-2698V4  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 135W 140W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 3.4 pt/W 7.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 0 MHz

details

E5-2698V4  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 40 16
L3 cache 50 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.37 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 4.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 65,536 MB
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