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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 117.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.63 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 8.63 pt/W vs 6.25 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 79 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel E5-2699V4

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Much more l3 cache 55 MB vs 30 MB Around 85% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 22 vs 12 10 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 44 vs 24 20 more threads
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark score 23,362 vs 16,619 More than 40% better PassMark score
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 overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.83 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2670 v3 vs E5-2699V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2699V4
103,800

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2670 v3
1,677,550 MB/s
E5-2699V4
4,740 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2699V4
23,362

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2670 v3  vs
E5-2699V4 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Duodeca 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 120W 145W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 127.02 $/year
Performance per watt 8.63 pt/W 6.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 117.81W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5-2670 v3  vs
E5-2699V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 44
L3 cache 30 MB 55 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 - 84.5°C Unknown - 79°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.56 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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