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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3

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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel E5-2697V4

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Significantly more l3 cache 45 MB vs 35 MB Around 30% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
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
More cores 18 vs 14 4 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 36 vs 28 8 more threads
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

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

clock speed

Xeon E5-2697 v3
2.6 GHz
2.3 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E5-2697 v3
3.6 GHz
3.6 GHz

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2697 v3  vs
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Processing Cores


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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


Xeon E5-2697 v3  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 28 36
L3 cache 35 MB 45 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 - 79°C

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

power consumption

TDP 145W 145W
Annual home energy cost 34.93 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 127.02 $/year 127.02 $/year
Typical power consumption 117.81W 117.81W


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
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