CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2687W v3 vs 6950X among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3

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Much better performance per watt 9.91 pt/W vs 3.64 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 131,072 MB Supports 6x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel 6950X

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Intel 6950X

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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 113.75W vs 130W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.21 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 20,013 vs 17,779 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,143 vs 1,938 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Apr, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year vs 38.54 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year vs 140.16 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2687W v3 vs 6950X

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6950X
39,590

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6950X
4,218

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W v3
3,340,000 MB/s
6950X
5,040 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

6950X
53,516

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

6950X
7,239

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

6950X
20,013

PassMark (Single Core)

6950X
2,143

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2687W v3  vs
6950X 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Deca core Deca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 160W 140W
Annual home energy cost 38.54 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 140.16 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 9.91 pt/W 3.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 130W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1

details

Xeon E5-2687W v3  vs
6950X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 20
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.21 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 4.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.21 GHz 4.22 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 No
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 131,072 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3
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