Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 and Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 99900% higher clock speed: 3300 MHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz vs 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 3 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 30 MB vs 20480 KB (shared)

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • 512x more maximum memory size: 384 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)
Maximum memory size 384 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 312.635
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.335
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 84.763
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 17874

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP Ivy Bridge EN
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Place in performance rating 23 93
Processor Number E5-2696 v2 E5-2450V2
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date September 2013
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz 2.50 GHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s QPI
L1 cache 768 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 3 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 30 MB 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Die size 160 mm
Maximum core temperature 80°C
Number of QPI Links 1
Transistor count 1400 million
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 3
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket) 384 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
Maximum memory bandwidth 38.4 GB/s

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported LGA2011 FCLGA1356
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 45mm x 42.5mm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 24
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 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)