Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 vs Gold 6138

Price now 1695$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Gold 6138
Intel Xeon Gold 6138
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  • Max video memory
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  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 547$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating376352
Value for money2.463.76
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Haswell-EP (2014)
Release date25 April 2017
(5 years old)
1 July 2014
(8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,612no data
Current price$1695 (0.6x MSRP)$547
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 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 cores20 (Icosa-Core)18 (Octadeca-Core)
Base clock speed2 GHz2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz3.6 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1.25 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache20 MB256K (per core)
L3 cache27.5 MB45 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm22 nm
Die sizeno data356 mm2
Maximum core temperature86 °C76 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data77 °C
Number of transistorsno data2,600 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 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 configuration4 (Multiprocessor)2
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt145 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX-512Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data-
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAEno data46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data-
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size768 GB768 GB
Max memory channels64
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s68 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6138 and Xeon E5-2699 v3.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4840

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 Gold 6138 15.47
Xeon E5-2699 v3 16.06
  • 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 Gold 6138 19207
Xeon E5-2699 v3 19933

Xeon E5-2699 v3 outperforms Xeon Gold 6138 by 4% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 15.47 16.06
Recency 25 April 2017 1 July 2014
Boost clock speed 2000 3600
Base clock speed 0 2300
Chip lithography 14 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 145 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6138
Xeon Gold 6138


Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Xeon E5-2699 v3

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