Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

Summary

Intel started Xeon E5-2697 v2 sales 10 September 2013 at a recommended price of $1,723. This is high-end Ivy Bridge-EP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 54.15 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Xeon E5-2697 v2 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.28
 
Type
Workstation
 
Series
Intel Xeon (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge-EP
 
Release date
10 September 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,723
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$2225
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2697 v2's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2697 v2's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
12
 
Number of threads
24
 
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
8GT / s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
30 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
160 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
86 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.65–1.3V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2697 v2 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2697 v2. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
PAE
46 Bit
 

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2697 v2 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2697 v2 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2697 v2.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866
 
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
59.7 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon E5-2697 v2's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2697 v2. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

54.15

3DMark06 CPU

8843

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4173

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

34776

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.25

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

17.6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

105

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1550

WinRAR 4.0

7269

x264 encoding pass 1

165

x264 encoding pass 2

85

TrueCrypt AES

8.7

Passmark

17229

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5-2697 v2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
15 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2697 v2 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2697 v2 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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