Xeon E5-2678 v3 vs Xeon E5-2689 v4 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2678 v3 beats the Xeon E5-2689 v4 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2689 v4 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2678 v3 has slightly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Xeon E5-2689 v4 that has 10 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2689 v4. A Xeon E5-2678 v3 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2689 v4 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 E5-2678 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.