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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2

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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 117.81W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 9.11 pt/W vs 6.25 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Better performance per dollar 0.46 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.56 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 86 °C vs 79 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz vs 2.83 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 10% 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
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
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly better PassMark score 23,362 vs 17,812 More than 30% better PassMark score
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2697 v2 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 2697 v2
2,320,000 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 2697 v2  vs
E5-2699V4 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dodeca 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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 145W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 127.02 $/year
Performance per watt 9.11 pt/W 6.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 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 2697 v2  vs
E5-2699V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 44
L3 cache 30 MB 55 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 86°C Unknown - 79°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 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
Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2
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