Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 processor review

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Xeon E5-2696 v4 processor released by Intel; release date: 20 June 2016. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Broadwell EP microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 22, threads - 44. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.7 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1408 KB, L2 - 5.5 MB, L3 - 55 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2400. Maximum memory size: 1536 GB.

Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 2. Power consumption (TDP): 150 Watt.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
45.233 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
484.771 Frames/s
238.370 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3.237 Frames/s
2.530 Frames/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 45.233 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 238.370 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 2.530 Frames/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell EP
Family Xeon E5
Launch date 20 June 2016
Place in performance rating 42
Processor Number E5-2696 v4
Series E5-2000
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.2 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz
L1 cache 1408 KB
L2 cache 5.5 MB
L3 cache 55 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz
Number of cores 22
Number of threads 44
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1536 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
Number of USB ports 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 1x16

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)