Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 vs E5-2696 V3

Price now 133$
Games supported 100%
Xeon E5-2696 V3
Intel Xeon E5-2696 V3
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Xeon Platinum 8176
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176
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Price now 1595$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking307308
Value for moneyno data6.55
Market segmentServerServer
Seriesno dataIntel Xeon Platinum
Architecture codenameHaswell-EP (2014)Skylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release dateno data25 April 2017 (6 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$8,719
Current price$133 $1595 (0.2x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores18 (Octadeca-Core)28 (Octacosa-Core)
Base clock speed2.3 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.8 GHz3.8 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)1.75 MB
L2 cache256K (per core)28 MB
L3 cache45 MB (shared)38.5 MB
Chip lithography22 nm14 nm
Die size356 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data89 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)77 °Cno data
Number of transistors2,600 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibilityno data+
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration28 (Multiprocessor)
Power consumption (TDP)145 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176 are enumerated here.

EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR42133 MHz Quad-channelDDR4-2666
Maximum memory sizeno data768 GB
Max memory channelsno data6
Maximum memory bandwidthno data128.001 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanesno data48

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 18.40
Xeon Platinum 8176 18.39


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 23187
Xeon Platinum 8176 23179

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5-2696 V3 and Xeon Platinum 8176. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 150 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 18.40 18.39
Boost clock speed 3800 2100
Base clock speed 2300 0
Chip lithography 22 nm 14 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 145 Watt 165 Watt

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