Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 and Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 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), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2

  • Around 99900% higher clock speed: 3300 MHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • Around 9% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 56.68 vs 52.064
  • Around 17% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 3.097 vs 2.65
  • Around 1% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s): 16.335 vs 16.165
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz vs 3.30 GHz
Benchmarks
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68 vs 52.064
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097 vs 2.65
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.335 vs 16.165

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 12
  • 12 more threads: 36 vs 24
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 2048x more maximum memory size: 1.5 TB vs 768 GB (per socket)
  • Around 29% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s): 403.17 vs 312.635
  • Around 91% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s): 162.162 vs 84.763
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 12
Number of threads 36 vs 24
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB vs 768 GB (per socket)
Benchmarks
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 403.17 vs 312.635
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 162.162 vs 84.763

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
56.68
52.064
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
312.635
403.17
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
3.097
2.65
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
16.335
16.165
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
84.763
162.162
Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68 52.064
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 312.635 403.17
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097 2.65
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.335 16.165
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 84.763 162.162
PassMark - Single thread mark 1871
PassMark - CPU mark 18723
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3294
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29615

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP Broadwell
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Place in performance rating 23 21
Processor Number E5-2696 v2 E5-2695V4
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date Q1'16
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz 2.10 GHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI 9.6 GT/s QPI
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 3 MB
L3 cache 30 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 12 18
Number of threads 24 36
Maximum core temperature 84°C
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 4
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket) 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400
Maximum memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported LGA2011 FCLGA2011-3
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt

Peripherals

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

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® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
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)