Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 or Intel Xeon E5-2670 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 E5-2690 v3 has 12 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. Up to 768 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 was released in Q3/2014.

The Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 has 12 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
5 Generation 5
Haswell E Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz). The Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 has 12 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (3.10 GHz).

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12 Cores 12
24 Threads 24
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.10 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.70 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 E5-2690 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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 E5-2690 v3 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 can connect up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
DDR4-2133 Memory DDR4-2133
768 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 --
30.00 MB L3 Cache 30.00 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 E5-2690 v3 has a TDP of 135 W, that of the Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 is 120 W.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
135 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 120 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 has a 30.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 cache has a total of 30.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2670 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, 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
Q3/2014 Release date Q3/2014
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 (86%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
922 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
789 (86%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
9562 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
8308 (87%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1098 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
968 (88%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
7921 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
6758 (85%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
16482 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
13829 (84%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
5054 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
4281 (85%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
135 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
119 (88%)

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 E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
1914 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
1723 (90%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
185.5 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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