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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.09 pt/W vs 4.3 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 22,645 vs 20,582 More than 10% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 0.36 pt/$ vs 0.21 pt/$ More than 65% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,869 vs 1,705 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.84 GHz vs 2.55 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2695V4

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 117.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 84 °C vs 76.4 °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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2699 v3 vs E5-2695V4

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2699 v3  vs
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.3 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 120W
Annual home energy cost 34.93 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 127.02 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 10.09 pt/W 4.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 117.81W 97.5W


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 36
L3 cache 45 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 - 76.4°C Unknown - 84°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.84 GHz 2.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.84 GHz 2.55 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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