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

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 and Intel Xeon E5-2696 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).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2

  • Around 89089% higher clock speed: 3300 MHz vs 3.7 GHz
  • Around 25% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 56.68 vs 45.233
  • Around 31% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s): 312.635 vs 238.37
  • Around 22% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 3.097 vs 2.53
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz vs 3.7 GHz
Benchmarks
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68 vs 45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 312.635 vs 238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097 vs 2.53

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 12
  • 20 more threads: 44 vs 24
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • Around 83% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 83% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 83% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2048x more maximum memory size: 1536 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)
Number of cores 22 vs 12
Number of threads 44 vs 24
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
L1 cache 1408 KB vs 768 KB
L2 cache 5.5 MB vs 3 MB
L3 cache 55 MB vs 30 MB
Maximum memory size 1536 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)

Compare benchmarks

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

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
56.68
45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
312.635
238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
3.097
2.53
Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68 45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 312.635 238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097 2.53
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.335
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 84.763

Compare specifications (specs)

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

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP Broadwell EP
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Xeon E5
Place in performance rating 30 24
Processor Number E5-2696 v2 E5-2696 v4
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date 20 June 2016
Series E5-2000

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz 2.2 GHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz
L1 cache 768 KB 1408 KB
L2 cache 3 MB 5.5 MB
L3 cache 30 MB 55 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz 3.7 GHz
Number of cores 12 22
Number of threads 24 44
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion
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Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 4
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket) 1536 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR4-2400
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported LGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt

Peripherals

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

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
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

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