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Front view of Intel E5-2699V4

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Intel E5-2699V4

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Much more l3 cache 55 MB vs 8 MB Around 7x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 22 vs 4 18 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 44 vs 8 36 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 48x more RAM
Much better PassMark score 23,362 vs 11,194 More than 2x better PassMark score
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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 79 °C vs 74.04 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 16.8x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 117.81W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 2.56 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 1,766 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 6.25 pt/W Around 85% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 34.93 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 127.02 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of E5-2699V4 vs Core i7 4790K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2699V4
103,800
Core i7 4790K
15,490

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2699V4
3,842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2699V4
4,740 MB/s
Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2699V4
23,362
Core i7 4790K
11,194

PassMark (Single Core)

E5-2699V4
1,766

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E5-2699V4  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 145W 88W
Annual home energy cost 34.93 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 127.02 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 6.25 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 117.81W 71.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

E5-2699V4  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 44 8
L3 cache 55 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 79°C Unknown - 74.04°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.56 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.83 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.56 GHz 4.63 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 32,768 MB
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