Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6154

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Intel Xeon Gold 6154 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), 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

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 18
  • 8 more threads: 44 vs 36
  • Around 22% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 1536 GB vs 768 GB
  • Around 33% lower typical power consumption: 150 Watt vs 200 Watt
Number of cores 22 vs 18
Number of threads 44 vs 36
L1 cache 1408 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB vs 25344 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 1536 GB vs 768 GB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt vs 200 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6154

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • 3.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Launch date July 2017 vs 20 June 2016
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 5.5 MB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 6154

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
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 2249
PassMark - CPU mark 26298
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 Intel Xeon Gold 6154

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell EP Skylake
Family Xeon E5
Launch date 20 June 2016 July 2017
Place in performance rating 23 10
Processor Number E5-2696 v4 6154
Series E5-2000 Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Vertical segment Server Server
Price now $3,809
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 2.14

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 3.00 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz
L1 cache 1408 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 5.5 MB 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 55 MB 25344 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 22 18
Number of threads 44 36
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion 8000 million
Unlocked
Maximum core temperature 82°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1536 GB 768 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 200 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40 48
Number of USB ports 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 1x16
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability S4S

Security & Reliability

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

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
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

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