Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 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), Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 9 month(s) later
  • 14 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 8
  • 28 more threads: 44 vs 16
  • Around 12% higher clock speed: 3.7 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 2.8x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 1536 GB vs 384 GB
Launch date 20 June 2016 vs September 2013
Number of cores 22 vs 8
Number of threads 44 vs 16
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
L1 cache 1408 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 5.5 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB vs 20480 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 1536 GB vs 384 GB

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • Around 58% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 150 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 150 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
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
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 17874

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell EP Ivy Bridge EN
Family Xeon E5
Launch date 20 June 2016 September 2013
Place in performance rating 19 93
Processor Number E5-2696 v4 E5-2450V2
Series E5-2000 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 2.50 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz 8 GT/s QPI
L1 cache 1408 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 5.5 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 22 8
Number of threads 44 16
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion 1400 million
Unlocked
Die size 160 mm
Maximum core temperature 80°C
Number of QPI Links 1
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 3
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s 38.4 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1536 GB 384 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 95 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 45mm x 42.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1356

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40 24
Number of USB ports 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 1x16 x4, x8, x16
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

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

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® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
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)