Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 vs E5-2623 v4

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
73.15
 
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Type
Server
 
Server
Series
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Intel Xeon E5
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge-EP
 
Broadwell
Release date
1 September 2013
 
20 June 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$417
 
$444
Price now
$43
 
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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
4
Number of threads
12
 
8
Base frequency
2.1 GHz
 
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Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
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2 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
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L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
15 MB (shared)
 
10 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
160 mm2
 
246.24 mm2
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
73 °C
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
3200 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65–1.3V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
2
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
FCLGA2011-3
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
85 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
-
 
-
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
46 Bit
 
46 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
1.5 TB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
68.3 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
40

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2620 v2 7.62
Xeon E5-2623 v4 8.56 +12.3%

Passmark

Xeon E5-2620 v2 6090
Xeon E5-2623 v4 6842 +12.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon E5-2623 v4 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2

Cheaper ($417 vs $444)
Less power hungry (80 vs 85 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4

12.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (20 June 2016 vs 1 September 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

So, Xeon E5-2620 v2 or E5-2623 v4?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4.
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