Xeon E5-2676 v3 vs Xeon E5-2697 v3 benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2697 v3 is faster than the Xeon E5-2676 v3. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2676 v3 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2697 v3 has slightly more cores than the Xeon E5-2676 v3. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2697 v3 has 14 cores compared to 12 cores found in the Xeon E5-2676 v3. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2676 v3. A Xeon E5-2676 v3 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2697 v3 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2676 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.