Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 processor review

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2

Xeon E5-2696 v2 processor released by Intel. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Ivy Bridge-EP microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 12, threads - 24. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3300 MHz. Manufacturing process technology - 22 nm. Cache size: L1 - 768 KB, L2 - 3 MB, L3 - 30 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR3. Maximum memory size: 768 GB (per socket).

Supported socket types: LGA2011. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 2.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
56.680 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
484.771 Frames/s
312.635 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3.237 Frames/s
3.097 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49.002 Frames/s
16.335 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
84.763 mHash/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 56.680 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 312.635 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 3.097 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 16.335 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 84.763 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Place in performance rating 40
Processor Number E5-2696 v2
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 3 MB
L3 cache 30 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz
Number of cores 12
Number of threads 24

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket)
Supported memory types DDR3

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Sockets supported LGA2011

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)