Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 and the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 4 core processor released in Q3/2013 with the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2014.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E5 v2 (15) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
4 Generation 5
Ivy Bridge EP Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.70 GHz (3.90 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 clocks with 3.50 GHz (3.60 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 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 E5-1620 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- 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.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 256 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2, while the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 68.2 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR4-2133
256 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
59.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
10.00 MB L3 Cache 10.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 40
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 has a TDP of 130 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 is 140 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
130 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 140 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 has 10.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 is at 10.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
22 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 2011 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
Q3/2013 Release date Q3/2014
280 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (86%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 (95%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (89%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 (94%)

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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
862 (90%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
963 (100%)

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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
3521 (86%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4107 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
778 (67%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1158 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
2829 (67%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4231 (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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
9500 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
6994 (74%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1829 (93%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1958 (100%)

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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
153 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
130 (85%)

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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
730 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
690 (95%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
50 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
251 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
284 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1449 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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