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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3

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Significantly better performance per watt 7.93 pt/W vs 3.47 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Better performance per dollar 0.69 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Slightly better PassMark score 14,951 vs 13,999 More than 5% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 78.9 °C vs 74 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel E5-2630V4

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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
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 85.31W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2650 v3 vs E5-2630V4

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 E5-2650 v3
1,565,000 MB/s
3,110 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark


PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2650 v3  vs
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Deca core Deca core


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 105W 85W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 7.93 pt/W 3.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 69.06W


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


Xeon E5-2650 v3  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 20
L3 cache 25 MB 25 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 - 78.9°C Unknown - 74°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.44 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.44 GHz 2.4 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
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3
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