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Front view of Intel Xeon W3690

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Intel Xeon W3690

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.09 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.48 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2658V4

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Much more l3 cache 35 MB vs 12 MB Around 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 24,576 MB Supports 64x more RAM
More cores 14 vs 6 8 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 28 vs 12 16 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 91 °C vs 67.9 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon W3690  vs E5-2658V4 

clock speed

Xeon W3690
3.46 GHz
E5-2658V4
2.3 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon W3690
3.73 GHz
E5-2658V4
2.8 GHz

L3 cache

Xeon W3690
12 MB
E5-2658V4
35 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon W3690
4.09 GHz
E5-2658V4
2.3 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon W3690
4.48 GHz
E5-2658V4
2.3 GHz

TDP

Xeon W3690
130W
E5-2658V4
105W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3690  vs
E5-2658V4 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Processing Cores

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 130W 105W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 85.31W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,800 MHz

details

Xeon W3690  vs
E5-2658V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 28
L3 cache 12 MB 35 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 91°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.09 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.48 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.09 GHz 2.3 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 Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 1,572,864 MB
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