Intel Xeon E5-2685 v3 vs E5-4627 v4

Price now 587$
Games supported 99%
Intel Xeon E5-4627 v4
Intel Xeon E5-4627 v4
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Intel Xeon E5-2685 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2685 v3
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  • Max video memory
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Price now 314$
Games supported 99%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating612615
Value for money3.062.71
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5no data
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Haswell-EP (2014)
Release date20 June 2016
(6 years old)
1 July 2014
(8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,225no data
Current price$587 (0.3x MSRP)$314
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3 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 cores10 (Deca-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.2 GHz3.3 GHz
Bus support2 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cacheno data64K (per core)
L2 cache2.5 MB256K (per core)
L3 cache25 MB30 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm22 nm
Die size246.24 mm2356 mm2
Maximum core temperature82 °C85 °C
Number of transistors3200 Million2,600 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--
VID voltage rangeno data0.65V–1.3V


Information on Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3 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 configuration42
Thermal design power (TDP)135 Watt120 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2Intel® AVX2
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology--
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access--
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAE46 Bit46 Bit
Instruction Replay-no data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key++
Identity Protectionno data-
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size1.5 TB768 GB
Max memory channels44
Maximum memory bandwidth68 GB/s68 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-4627 v4 and Xeon E5-2685 v3.

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 E5-4627 v4 10.45
Xeon E5-2685 v3 10.43
  • 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: 67%

Xeon E5-4627 v4 12969
Xeon E5-2685 v3 12944

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 10.45 10.43
Recency 20 June 2016 1 July 2014
Base clock speed 0 2600
Chip lithography 14 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 135 Watt 120 Watt

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Intel Xeon E5-4627 v4
Xeon E5-4627 v4


Intel Xeon E5-2685 v3
Xeon E5-2685 v3

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