Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 vs Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 and Intel Xeon E5-1680 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 8
  • 16 more threads: 32 vs 16
  • Around 11% higher maximum core temperature: 78°C vs 70°C
  • Around 48% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21402 vs 14417
  • Around 13% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 28945 vs 25553
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 8
Number of threads 32 vs 16
Maximum core temperature 78°C vs 70°C
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 21402 vs 14417
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945 vs 25553

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4

  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 4.00 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
  • Around 4% lower typical power consumption: 140 Watt vs 145 Watt
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2356 vs 2094
  • Around 18% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4025 vs 3406
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.00 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 Watt vs 145 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2356 vs 2094
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4025 vs 3406

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2094
2356
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21402
14417
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3406
4025
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
28945
25553
Name Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4
PassMark - Single thread mark 2094 2356
PassMark - CPU mark 21402 14417
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3406 4025
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945 25553

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell Broadwell
Launch date Q1'16 Q2'16
Place in performance rating 77 74
Processor Number E5-2697AV4 E5-1680V4
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.60 GHz 3.40 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 0 GT/s QPI
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 78°C 70°C
Maximum frequency 3.60 GHz 4.00 GHz
Number of cores 16 8
Number of QPI Links 2 0
Number of threads 32 16
VID voltage range 0

Memory

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

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011-3 FCLGA2011-3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 145 Watt 140 Watt

Peripherals

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

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX2 Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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