Intel Xeon W-2295 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon W-2295 and Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon W-2295

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 16
  • 4 more threads: 36 vs 32
  • Around 28% higher clock speed: 4.60 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
  • Around 26% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2756 vs 2184
  • Around 68% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 31881 vs 18996
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 16
Number of threads 36 vs 32
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
PassMark - Single thread mark 2756 vs 2184
PassMark - CPU mark 31881 vs 18996

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

  • Around 28% higher maximum core temperature: 78°C vs 61°C
  • Around 50% higher maximum memory size: 1.5 TB vs 1 TB
  • Around 14% lower typical power consumption: 145 Watt vs 165 Watt
Maximum core temperature 78°C vs 61°C
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB vs 1 TB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 145 Watt vs 165 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon W-2295
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Xeon W-2295 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
PassMark - Single thread mark 2756 2184
PassMark - CPU mark 31881 18996
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3406
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon W-2295 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4


Architecture codename Cascade Lake Broadwell
Launch date 7 Oct 2019 Q1'16
Launch price (MSRP) $1333
Place in performance rating 52 53
Processor Number W-2295 E5-2697AV4
Series Intel Xeon W Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Workstation Server


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz 2.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 9.6 GT/s QPI
L1 cache 1152 KB
L2 cache 18 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 61°C 78°C
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz 3.60 GHz
Number of cores 18 16
Number of QPI Links 0 2
Number of threads 36 32
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 0
VID voltage range 0


Max memory channels 4 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 93.85 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR4 2933 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 2
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2066 FCLGA2011-3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt 145 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available


Max number of PCIe lanes 48 40
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16 x4, x8, x16
Scalability 1S Only 2S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512 Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit 46-bit
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® TSX-NI


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)