Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs Gold 5220

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Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
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Intel Xeon Gold 5220
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General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating204214
Value for money2.484.53
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5Intel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date20 June 2016 (6 years ago)2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$1,555
Current price$2499 $2116 (1.4x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220 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 cores22 (Docosa-Core)18 (Octadeca-Core)
Threads4436
Base clock speedno data2.2 GHz
Boost clock speed2.2 GHz3.9 GHz
Bus support2 × 9.6 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cacheno data1.125 MB
L2 cache5.5 MB18 MB
L3 cache55 MB24.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size456.12 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data87 °C
Number of transistors7200 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220 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 configuration2 (Multiprocessor)4 (Multiprocessor)
Socketno dataFCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220. 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
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
TSX++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR4-2667
Maximum memory size1,536 GB1 TB
Max memory channelsno data6
Maximum memory bandwidthno data128.001 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2696 v4 and Xeon Gold 5220.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4048

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

Xeon E5-2696 v4 25.10
+2.3%
Xeon Gold 5220 24.54
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E5-2696 v4 25307
+2.3%
Xeon Gold 5220 24736

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 25.10 24.54
Recency 20 June 2016 2 April 2019
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 125 Watt

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Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

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Intel Xeon Gold 5220
Intel Xeon Gold 5220

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