Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 vs Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3

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Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 or Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Xeon E3 (43) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E3 v5 (17) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
5 Generation 5
Skylake S Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is 2.80 GHz (3.70 GHz) while the Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 is at 2.30 GHz (3.40 GHz).

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
4 Cores 8
8 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.80 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.90 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 or Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency --
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation --
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
72 Compute units --
576 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12.0 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 supports up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 68.2 GB/s.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR4-2133
64 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 40
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is 45 W, while the Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 has a TDP of 75 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 75 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 20.00 MB cache.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1440 Socket LGA 2011-3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2016 Release date Q3/2014
489 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 (89%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 (74%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1017 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
906 (89%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4036 (74%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
5485 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
7928 (73%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
10871 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 @ 1.00 GHz
1152 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
172 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
1233 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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