Xeon E5-2680 v4 vs Xeon E5-2696 v4 benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2680 v4 performs better than the Xeon E5-2696 v4. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2696 v4 in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2696 v4 has significantly more cores with 22 cores whereas the Xeon E5-2680 v4 has 14 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2680 v4. A Xeon E5-2680 v4 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2696 v4 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2680 v4 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.