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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,756 vs 1,527 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 12,838 vs 11,389 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz vs 2.37 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 3.52 pt/W vs 2.54 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel E5-2620V4

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per dollar 0.52 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.58 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2630 v3 vs E5-2620V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs


GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2630 v3
2,230 MB/s
3,210 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark


PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 85W 85W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 3.52 pt/W 2.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 69.06W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz


Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.1°C Unknown - 74°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.37 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 Yes
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 1,572,864 MB
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