Intel Xeon E5-2696 V3: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

Xeon E5-2696 V3
18 cores / 36 threads


Intel started Xeon E5-2696 V3 sales 8 September 2014. This is a Haswell-EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 18 cores and 36 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 2011-3 processor with a TDP of 145 Watt and a maximum temperature of 77 °C. It supports DDR3, DDR42133 MHz Quad-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.60% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX

General info

Xeon E5-2696 V3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking446
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money45.68
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameHaswell-EP (2014)
Release date8 September 2014 (9 years old)
Current price$122 of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores18 (Octadeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache45 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size356 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)77 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors2,600 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Xeon E5-2696 V3 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)145 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR42133 MHz Quad-channel


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes40of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2696 V3. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon E5-2696 V3 14.60


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon E5-2696 V3 22362

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon E5-2696 V3 1119

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon E5-2696 V3 8190

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2696 V3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

Xeon W-1290P 100.48
Xeon E5-2696 V3 100
Xeon W-2255 99.79

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Xeon Platinum 8176Xeon Platinum8176

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2696 V3, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2696 V3 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1404 configurations based on Xeon E5-2696 V3 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
2.6% (37/1404)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.1% (2/1404)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.4% (6/1404)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.1% (2/1404)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (2/1404)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.07% (1/1404)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.07% (1/1404)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.07% (1/1404)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.4% (5/1404)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (3/1404)

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