CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs E5-2648L v3 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 E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 4.45 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2648L v3

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 20 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 87.03 °C vs 72 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 24 vs 16 8 more threads
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 109.69W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5-2648L v3

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2648L v3 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Duodeca core

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 75W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 4.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 60.94W

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
E5-2648L v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 24
L3 cache 20 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 87.03°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 1.8 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
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2690
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