Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 vs W-2150B

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.16
 
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Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
Intel Xeon W
Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Skylake (server)
Launch date
20 June 2016 (5 years ago)
 
5 June 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,891
 
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Price now
$1497 (0.5x MSRP)
 
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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B 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
16 (Hexadeca-Core)
 
10 (Deca-Core)
Threads
32
 
20
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
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Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
3 GHz
Bus support
2 × 9.6 GT/s
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
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640 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
 
10 MB
L3 cache
40 MB
 
13.75 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
456.12 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
78 °C
 
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Number of transistors
7200 Million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B 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
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
Socket R4
Thermal design power (TDP)
145 Watt
 
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Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
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EDB
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Secure Key
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OS Guard
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B are enumerated here.

VT-d
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VT-x
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EPT
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
1.5 TB
 
512 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
85.33 GB/s
ECC memory support
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B.

PCIe version
3.0
 
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PCI Express lanes
40
 
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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 E5-2697A v4 21.64
Xeon W-2150B 22.76 +5.2%

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 E5-2697A v4 18996
Xeon W-2150B 19977 +5.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B 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 E5-2697A v4

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Advantages of Intel Xeon W-2150B

5.2% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (5 June 2017 vs 20 June 2016)

Higher boost clock speed (3000 vs 2600 MHz)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Intel Xeon W-2150B. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Xeon W-2150B, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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