Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3

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Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 and the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 15 core processor released in Q1/2014 with the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 which has 14 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2014.
Intel Xeon E7 (20) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
Intel Xeon E7 v2 (20) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
4 Generation 5
Ivy Bridge EX Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
-- Successor Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 is a 15 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.80 GHz (3.40 GHz). The processor can compute 30 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 clocks with 2.60 GHz (3.60 GHz), has 14 CPU cores and can calculate 28 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
15 Cores 14
30 Threads 28
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.80 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.10 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 E7-4890 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
-- 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 E7-4890 v2, while the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 68.2 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2133
1536 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
38.00 MB L3 Cache 35.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 40
-- PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 has a TDP of 155 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 is 145 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
155 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 145 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 has 38.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 is at 35.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm.

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2697 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, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 2011 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
Q1/2014 Release date Q3/2014
4850 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 (72%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 (71%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
731 (76%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
963 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
94 (68%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
139 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
1630 (71%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
2306 (100%)

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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
640 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
11166 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
11347 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.60 GHz
1104 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
7924 (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 E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
18928 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
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