Intel Xeon Gold 6128 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6128 and Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6128

  • Around 3% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
  • Around 26% lower typical power consumption: 115 Watt vs 145 Watt
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2247 vs 2094
  • Around 33% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4516 vs 3406
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 115 Watt vs 145 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2247 vs 2094
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4516 vs 3406

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 6
  • 20 more threads: 32 vs 12
  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 78°C vs 74°C
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 1.5 TB vs 768 GB
  • Around 50% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21402 vs 14273
  • Around 30% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 28945 vs 22261
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 6
Number of threads 32 vs 12
Maximum core temperature 78°C vs 74°C
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB vs 768 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 21402 vs 14273
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945 vs 22261

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6128
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2247
2094
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
14273
21402
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4516
3406
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
22261
28945
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6128 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
PassMark - Single thread mark 2247 2094
PassMark - CPU mark 14273 21402
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4516 3406
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 22261 28945

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6128 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Broadwell
Launch date Q3'17 Q1'16
Place in performance rating 79 77
Processor Number 6128 E5-2697AV4
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.40 GHz 2.60 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 74°C 78°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3.60 GHz
Number of cores 6 16
Number of threads 12 32
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0

Memory

Max memory channels 6 4
Maximum memory size 768 GB 1.5 TB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400
Maximum memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA2011-3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 115 Watt 145 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 40
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability S4S 2S
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology
Idle States
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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