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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.29 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz vs 2.55 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2683V4

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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
More l3 cache 40 MB vs 35 MB Around 15% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 117.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 16 vs 14 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 32 vs 28 4 more threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 84 °C vs 76.7 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2697 v3  vs E5-2683V4 

clock speed

Xeon E5-2697 v3
2.6 GHz
E5-2683V4
2.1 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E5-2697 v3
3.6 GHz
E5-2683V4
3 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E5-2697 v3
3.29 GHz
E5-2683V4
2.1 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E5-2697 v3
3.55 GHz
E5-2683V4
2.55 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2697 v3  vs
E5-2683V4 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Processing Cores 16 core

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 145W 120W
Annual home energy cost 34.93 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 127.02 $/year 105.12 $/year
Typical power consumption 117.81W 97.5W

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 E5-2697 v3  vs
E5-2683V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 28 32
L3 cache 35 MB 40 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 76.7°C Unknown - 84°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.29 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz 2.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.29 GHz 2.1 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
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