Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3

Compare Intel 12 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v3 Family 14 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
64 %
23% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

38 %
44 %
15% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

57 %
71 %
24% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

58 %
74 %
27% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

312% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

32% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

16% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

16% slightly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

120 W
20% slightly lower TDP
145 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

311th of 1,335
211th of 1,335


The product line

Xeon E5 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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