Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 sales 20 June 2016. This is Broadwell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 22 cores and 44 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2200 MHz - 3700 MHz (1 core)3700 MHz (2 cores)3500 MHz (3 cores)3400 MHz (4 cores)3300 MHz (5 cores)3200 MHz (6 cores)3100 MHz (7 cores)3000 MHz (8 cores)2900 MHz (9 cores)2800 MHz (10 cores)2800 MHz (11 cores)2800 MHz (12 cores)2800 MHz (13 cores)2800 MHz (14 cores)2800 MHz (15 cores)2800 MHz (16 cores)2800 MHz (17 cores)2800 MHz (18 cores)2800 MHz (19 cores)2800 MHz (20 cores)2800 MHz (21 cores)2800 MHz (22 cores) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 150 Watt.

It provides good benchmark performance at 25.03 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2696 v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.99
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Launch date
20 June 2016 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$2242
 

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 cores
22 (Docosa-Core)
 
Threads
44
 
Boost clock speed
2.2 GHz
 
Bus support
2 × 9.6 GT/s
 
L2 cache
5.5 MB
 
L3 cache
55 MB
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
456.12 mm2
 
Number of transistors
7200 Million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

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)
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 

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.

AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 

Security technologies

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

TXT
+
 

Memory specs

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
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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.

Overall 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.

25.03

Passmark

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.

21965

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2696 v4 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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