CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs E5-2699V4 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.56 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.49 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 117.81W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 6.25 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel E5-2699V4

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Intel E5-2699V4

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Much more l3 cache 55 MB vs 20 MB 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 22 vs 8 14 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 44 vs 16 28 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Much better PassMark score 23,362 vs 14,178 Around 65% better PassMark score
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 79 °C vs 72 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5-2699V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
E5-2699V4
103,800

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
2,646
E5-2699V4
3,842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
E5-2699V4
4,740 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2690
14,178
E5-2699V4
23,362

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5-2690
1,853
E5-2699V4
1,766

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2699V4 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 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
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 135W 145W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 127.02 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 6.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 117.81W

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 E5-2690  vs
E5-2699V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 44
L3 cache 20 MB 55 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 79°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 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 393,216 MB 1,572,864 MB
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