Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3

Compare Intel 18 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v3 Family 18 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

65 %
6% slightly better overall score
61 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

51 %
51 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
9% slightly better multitasking score
65 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

75 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score
67 %

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

21% slightly higher Blender score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

145 W
145 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

99th of 1,239
122nd of 1,239


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 E5-2696 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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