Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4

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Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 and the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 16 core processor released in Q3/2014 with the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 which has 20 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2016.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24)
5 Generation 6
Haswell E Architecture Broadwell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 is a 16 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (3.60 GHz). The processor can compute 32 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 clocks with 2.20 GHz (3.60 GHz), has 20 CPU cores and can calculate 40 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
16 Cores 20
32 Threads 40
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 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 E5-2698 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
-- 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 768 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3, while the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 supports a maximum of 1536 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
DDR4-2133 Memory DDR4-2400
768 GB Max. Memory 1536 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
68.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
40.00 MB L3 Cache 50.00 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 E5-2698 v3 has a TDP of 135 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 is 135 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
135 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 135 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 has 40.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 is at 50.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
22 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
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 Q1/2016
-- Release price 3220 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 (98%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 (91%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 (87%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
914 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 3.60 GHz
702 (77%)

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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
11089 (97%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
11389 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
1147 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 3.60 GHz
1086 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
7362 (83%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
8824 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
18868 (82%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
23061 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
139 (93%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 3.60 GHz
150 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
2544 (87%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
2940 (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 E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
6076 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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