Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 vs E5-2630L v4

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
4.08
 
17.27
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
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Intel Xeon E5
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Broadwell
Launch date
1 July 2014 (6 years ago)
 
20 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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$612
Price now
$494
 
$113

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
10 (Deca-Core)
Threads
16
 
20
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
1.8 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.4 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Bus support
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2 × 8 GT/s
L2 cache
no data
 
2.5 MB
L3 cache
20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
 
25 MB
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
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246.24 mm2
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
 
62 °C
Number of transistors
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3200 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V–1.3V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
2
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
FCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)
90 Watt
 
55 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
-
 
-
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
46 Bit
 
46 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 are enumerated here.

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
1.5 TB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
59 GB/s
 
68.3 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
40
 
40

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon E5-2640 v3 12.78 +3.2%
Xeon E5-2630L v4 12.38

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Xeon E5-2640 v3 11221 +3.3%
Xeon E5-2630L v4 10864

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3

3.2% better performance in benchmarks

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4

Much newer (20 June 2016 vs 1 July 2014)

Cheaper ($113 vs $494)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)

Lower power consumption (55W vs 90W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

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)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E5-2640 v3 and Xeon E5-2630L v4, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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