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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3

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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
More cores 18 vs 14 4 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 36 vs 28 8 more threads
Much better performance per watt 10.09 pt/W vs 5.06 pt/W Around 2x better performance per watt
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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
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 109.69W vs 117.81W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 89 °C vs 76.4 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz vs 2.84 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2699 v3 vs E5-2690V4

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 E5-2699 v3
2,980,000 MB/s
3,670 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark


PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2699 v3  vs
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.5 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

power consumption

TDP 145W 135W
Annual home energy cost 34.93 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 127.02 $/year 118.26 $/year
Performance per watt 10.09 pt/W 5.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 117.81W 109.69W


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


Xeon E5-2699 v3  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 28
L3 cache 45 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 - 76.4°C Unknown - 89°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.84 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.84 GHz 3.32 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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