Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6146

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 and Intel Xeon Gold 6146 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 78471% higher clock speed: 3300 MHz vs 4.20 GHz
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz vs 4.20 GHz

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6146

  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 1024x more maximum memory size: 768 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Maximum memory size 768 GB vs 768 GB (per socket)

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 6146

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon Gold 6146
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
PassMark - Single thread mark 2508
PassMark - CPU mark 24126
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4964
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35971

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon Gold 6146

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP Skylake
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Place in performance rating 23 6
Processor Number E5-2696 v2 6146
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date Q3'17
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz 3.20 GHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 3 MB
L3 cache 30 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz 4.20 GHz
Number of cores 12 12
Number of threads 24 24
Maximum core temperature 76°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 6
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket) 768 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR4-2666
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Sockets supported LGA2011 FCLGA3647
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 48
Scalability S4S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

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