Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 vs E5-2673 v4

Price now 332$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
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Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4
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Price now 499$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating317335
Value for money8.148.33
Market segmentServerServer
Seriesno dataIntel Xeon E5
Architecture codenameHaswell-EP (2014)Broadwell (2015−2019)
Release date1 July 2014 (8 years ago)20 June 2016 (6 years ago)
Current price$332 $499
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)20 (Icosa-Core)
Base clock speed2.3 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz2.3 GHz
Bus supportno data2 × 9.6 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)no data
L2 cache256K (per core)5 MB
L3 cache45 MB (shared)50 MB
Chip lithography22 nm14 nm
Die size356 mm2456.12 mm2
Maximum core temperature76 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)77 °Cno data
Number of transistors2,600 million7200 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 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 configuration22 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA2011-3no data
Thermal design power (TDP)145 Watt135 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access-no data
Demand Based Switching+no data
PAE46 Bitno data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection-no data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4 are enumerated here.

VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133no data
Maximum memory size768 GB1,536 GB
Max memory channels4no data
Maximum memory bandwidth68 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2673 v4.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4040

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 E5-2699 v3 20.34
Xeon E5-2673 v4 19.71
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E5-2699 v3 20509
Xeon E5-2673 v4 19868

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 20.34 19.71
Recency 1 July 2014 20 June 2016
Boost clock speed 3600 2300
Base clock speed 2300 0
Chip lithography 22 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 145 Watt 135 Watt

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Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3


Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4

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