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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 52,486 vs 6,755 More than 7.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 12.03 pt/W vs 2.55 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 0.76 pt/$ vs 0.18 pt/$ More than 4x better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,026 vs 2,185 Around 40% better geekbench 3 single core score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 79 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2660V4

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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
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 97.5W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 14 vs 12 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 28 vs 24 4 more threads
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.79 GHz vs 2.57 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 28.91 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 105.12 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2680 v3 vs E5-2660V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2660V4
6,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2680 v3
2,640,000 MB/s
E5-2660V4
2,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2660V4
18,816

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2680 v3  vs
E5-2660V4 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 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 105W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 12.03 pt/W 2.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 85.31W

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 E5-2680 v3  vs
E5-2660V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 28
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 84.5°C Unknown - 79°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.57 GHz 2.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.57 GHz 2.79 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
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