Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 processor review

Xeon E5-2697A v4 processor released by Intel; release date: Q1'16. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Broadwell microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 16, threads - 32. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.60 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 78°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400. Maximum memory size: 1.5 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA2011-3. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 2. Power consumption (TDP): 145 Watt.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 2184
PassMark - CPU mark 18996
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3406
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945

Specifications (specs)


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


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


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


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


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

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 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
Thermal Monitoring


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