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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3

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Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 109.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.44 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,756 vs 1,584 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 32.52 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 118.26 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 21,789 vs 12,838 Around 70% better PassMark score
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 72.1 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2630 v3 vs E5-2698V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2698V4
34,607.5

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
E5-2698V4
3,415 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2698V4
21,789

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
E5-2698V4 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Octa core Processing Cores

features

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

power consumption

TDP 85W 135W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 118.26 $/year
Performance per watt 3.52 pt/W 3.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 109.69W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,800 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
E5-2698V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 40
L3 cache 20 MB 50 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 - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.2 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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