Intel Xeon W-2155 vs E5-2697 v4

Price now 490$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon W-2155
Intel Xeon W-2155
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  • Max video memory
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Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 199$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating276277
Value for money12.9525.15
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon WIntel Xeon E5
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Broadwell (2015−2019)
Release date29 August 2017 (4 years ago)20 June 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,440$2,702
Current price$490 (0.3x MSRP)$199 (0.1x MSRP)
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Technical specs

Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 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 cores10 (Deca-Core)18 (Octadeca-Core)
Base clock speed3.3 GHz2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed4.5 GHz3.6 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s2 × 9.6 GT/s
L1 cache640 KBno data
L2 cache10 MB4.5 MB
L3 cache13.75 MB45 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data456.12 mm2
Maximum core temperature68 °C79 °C
Number of transistorsno data7200 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 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 configuration12
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt145 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access--
Demand Based Switching++
PAE46 Bit46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key++
MPX+no data
Identity Protection+-
SGX-no data
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size512 GB1.5 TB
Max memory channels44
Maximum memory bandwidth85.3 GB/s76.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-2155 and Xeon E5-2697 v4.

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 W-2155 21.19
Xeon E5-2697 v4 21.18
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 68%

Xeon W-2155 21363
Xeon E5-2697 v4 21351

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon W-2155 1066
Xeon E5-2697 v4 862

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon W-2155 9773
Xeon E5-2697 v4 11099

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 21.19 21.18
Novelty 29 August 2017 20 June 2016
Cost $1440 $2702
Boost clock speed 3300 2300
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 145 Watt

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Intel Xeon W-2155
Intel Xeon W-2155


Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4

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