Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6140

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Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon Gold 6140

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 and the Intel Xeon Gold 6140 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 14 core processor released in Q1/2016 with the Intel Xeon Gold 6140 which has 18 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2017.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon Gold (163)
Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24) CPU group Intel Xeon Gold 5100/6100 (34)
6 Generation 1
Broadwell E Architecture Skylake
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 is a 14 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz). The processor can compute 28 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon Gold 6140 clocks with 2.30 GHz (3.70 GHz), has 18 CPU cores and can calculate 36 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6140
14 Cores 18
28 Threads 36
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 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 E5-2690 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6140
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 1536 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4, while the Intel Xeon Gold 6140 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 128.1 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6140
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2666
1536 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 6 (Hexa Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 128.1 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
35.00 MB L3 Cache 25.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 48
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 has a TDP of 135 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon Gold 6140 is 140 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6140
135 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 140 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 has 35.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon Gold 6140 is at 25.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6140
14 nm Technology 14 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, AVX-512
LGA 2011-3 Socket LGA 3647
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 Q3/2017
-- Release price 5400 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 (90%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 (80%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.50 GHz
936 (90%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 3.70 GHz
1043 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
11024 (75%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
14643 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.50 GHz
1127 (89%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 3.70 GHz
1272 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
7954 (82%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
9744 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
20102 (84%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
23965 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.50 GHz
146 (91%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 3.70 GHz
161 (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 E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
2223 (80%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
2785 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
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