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Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Xeon E5-2696 v4 sales 20 June 2016. This is a Broadwell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 22 cores and 44 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 150 Watt.
It provides poor benchmark performance at 19.50% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Xeon E5-2696 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||308|
|Value for money||4.62|
|Series||Intel Xeon E5|
|Architecture codename||Broadwell (2015−2019)|
|Release date||20 June 2016 (7 years old)|
|Current price||$1894||of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)|
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 cores||22 (Docosa-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.2 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.6 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|Bus support||2 × 9.6 GT/s|
|L2 cache||5.5 MB||of 36 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||55 MB||of 768 (EPYC 7373X)|
|Chip lithography||14 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Die size||456.12 mm2|
|Number of transistors||7200 Million||of 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
Information on Xeon E5-2696 v4 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 configuration||2 (Multiprocessor)||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||150 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Maximum memory size||1,536 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||3.0||of 5 (Core i9-12900K)|
|PCI Express lanes||40||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2696 v4. 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.
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%
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: 41%
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: 41%
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