Xeon E5-2696 v3 vs Xeon E5-2699 v3 comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2696 v3 is faster than the Xeon E5-2699 v3. Despite this, the Xeon E5-2699 v3 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 E5-2696 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.
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