CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2698 v3 vs 3470 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l3 cache 40 MB vs 6 MB Around 6.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 32 vs 4 28 more threads
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 21,149 vs 6,607 Around 3.2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 12.54 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 87.9 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 5.2x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 109.69W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.45 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.04 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2698 v3 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2698 v3
3,940,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2698 v3  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores 16 core Quad core

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 135W 77W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 12.54 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 86.05W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 76,800 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2698 v3  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 32 4
L3 cache 40 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 87.9°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.04 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB
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