CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2698 v3 vs E5-2680V4 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
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
Much better performance per watt 12.53 pt/W vs 2.89 pt/W More than 4.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.52 pt/$ vs 0.2 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
More cores 16 vs 14 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 32 vs 28 4 more threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,124 vs 2,689 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2.82 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 21,149 vs 19,922 More than 5% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.04 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2680V4

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Intel E5-2680V4

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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
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 109.69W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 118.26 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 32.52 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2698 v3 vs E5-2680V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E5-2680V4
17,418

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
E5-2680V4
3,370 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-2680V4
19,922

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2698 v3  vs
E5-2680V4 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores 16 core Single 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 135W 120W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 12.53 pt/W 2.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 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 E5-2698 v3  vs
E5-2680V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 32 28
L3 cache 40 MB 35 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 - 87.9°C Unknown - 86°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 2.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.04 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 2.82 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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