Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3

Compare Intel 22 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

48 %
61 %
27% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

28 %
51 %
82% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

56 %
65 %
16% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

61 %
67 %
9% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

36% slightly higher Blender score



Number of physical processing units

22% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

22% slightly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

145 W
145 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

225th 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 v4 vs Xeon E5-2699 v3 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2699 v3 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.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2696 v4 has slightly more cores with 22 cores compared to the Xeon E5-2699 v3 that has 18 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2699 v3. 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 v4 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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