Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 vs Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 or Intel Xeon E5-2640 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 E5-2640 v4 has 10 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to 1536 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Xeon E5-2640 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 E5-2640 v3 was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
6 Generation 5
Broadwell E Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
-- Successor Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 is a 10 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz). The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.40 GHz).

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
10 Cores 8
20 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.40 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

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

The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 supports a maximum of 1536 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 can connect up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
DDR4-2133 Memory DDR4-2133
1536 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
68.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
25.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 40
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 has a TDP of 90 W, that of the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 is 90 W.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
90 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 90 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 has a 25.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 cache has a total of 20.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2640 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
LGA 2011-3 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
940 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 (94%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 (97%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 (89%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
923 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
898 (97%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6823 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
6013 (88%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
1086 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1033 (95%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6182 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
5422 (88%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
11982 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
11321 (94%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
142 (83%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
1481 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1275 (86%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
271 (100%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
2401 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
348 (100%)

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 E5-2640 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4
10C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
3057 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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