Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support. 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), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

  • 18 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 4
  • 36 more threads: 44 vs 8
  • 5.5x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 5.5x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 6.9x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 24x more maximum memory size: 1536 GB vs 64 GB
Number of cores 22 vs 4
Number of threads 44 vs 8
L1 cache 1408 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 5.5 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB vs 8192 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 1536 GB vs 64 GB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 1 month(s) later
  • Around 22% higher clock speed: 4.50 GHz vs 3.7 GHz
  • Around 90% lower typical power consumption: 79 Watt vs 150 Watt
Launch date August 2017 vs 20 June 2016
Maximum frequency 4.50 GHz vs 3.7 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 79 Watt vs 150 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.53
PassMark - Single thread mark 2686
PassMark - CPU mark 9313
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5311
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 18224

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell EP Kaby Lake
Family Xeon E5
Launch date 20 June 2016 August 2017
Place in performance rating 19 26
Processor Number E5-2696 v4 E3-1285V6
Series E5-2000 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Price now $450
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 7.82

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 4.10 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 1408 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 5.5 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB 8192 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz 4.50 GHz
Number of cores 22 4
Number of threads 44 8
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion 1400 million
Unlocked
Die size 160 mm
VID voltage range 0.55V-1.52V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1536 GB 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 79 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40 16
Number of USB ports 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 1x16 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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

Graphics

Device ID 0x191D
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.15 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel® HD Graphics P630

Graphics interfaces

DisplayPort
DVI
eDP
HDMI
Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4