Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 vs Intel Core i9-7900X

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Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7900X
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Core i9-7900X

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 or Intel Core i9-7900X - 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 E5-2699 v4 has 22 cores with 44 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 1536 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Core i9-7900X has 10 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7900X was released in Q2/2017.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Core i9 (78)
Intel Xeon E5 v4 (24) CPU group Intel Core i 7000X (9)
6 Generation 7
Broadwell E Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i9-9900X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 is a 22 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz (3.60 GHz). The Intel Core i9-7900X has 10 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz).

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
22 Cores 10
44 Threads 20
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.20 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 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 E5-2699 v4 Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
-- 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 E5-2699 v4 supports a maximum of 1536 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7900X can connect up to 128 GB of memory in 4 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2666
1536 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 85.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
55.00 MB L3 Cache 14.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 44
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 43.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 has a TDP of 145 W, that of the Intel Core i9-7900X is 140 W.

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
145 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 140 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 has a 55.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i9-7900X cache has a total of 14.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
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 2066
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 Q2/2017
-- Release price 989 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 (73%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 (98%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (86%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
827 (68%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1222 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
18730 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
14998 (80%)

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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
994 (88%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1133 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
13547 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
10199 (75%)

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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
1148 (81%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1410 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
8546 (94%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
9120 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
216 (47%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
461 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
4981 (94%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
5286 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
24593 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21190 (86%)

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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
150 (80%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
188 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
2840 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
2194 (77%)

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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
137.7 (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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
5530 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Core i9-7900X
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