Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family

Take a leap in performance and capability with a software defined infrastructure and an agile cloud architecture. Designed for architecting next-generation data centers, Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family delivers versatility across diverse workloads in the data center or cloud.

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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697A v4

  • 40 MB Intel® Smart Cache Cache
  • 16 Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • 3.60 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
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Features and Performance


Built on 14 nm process technology, the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 family offers up to 22 cores/44 threads per socket and 55 MB last-level cache (LLC) per socket for increased performance, as well as Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) for increased parallel workload performance.

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Optimized for Orchestration

Dynamically manage shared resources efficiently and increase resource utilization with Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT) offering cache monitoring and allocation technology, code and data prioritization, and memory bandwidth monitoring.

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Enhanced Security

Accelerated cryptographic performance enables encrypted data to move fast over secure connections, plus improved security keys help safeguard network access and deepen platform protection.

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Related Technologies

Intel® Resource Director Technology

Use orchestration and automation features within Intel® RDT to help you better manage shared platform resources dynamically across compute, network, and storage.

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Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions

Boost performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) and other multi-threaded workloads that are currently slowed by memory locking with Intel® TSX.

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Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2

Implement Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) to optimize overall performance for heterogeneous workloads running concurrently, even for applications that don’t use Intel® AVX.

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Enterprise Cloud

Accelerate your path to a highly efficient, on-premises cloud deployment with innovation based on Intel® architecture.

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Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI)

Use proven, reliable, and innovative Intel® technology as the foundation for software-defined infrastructure across your data center.

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A Holistic HPC Solution

Fuel your insight with future-ready performance from the Intel® Scalable System Framework (SSF).

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High Performance Computing

Get the performance you need for creating balanced, high-performance computing systems at any scale.

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Versatility for Diverse Applications and Workloads

Provide agile services delivery for cloud and traditional applications and workloads with versatility across diverse workloads, including: - Cloud deployments that require scalability, agility, and orchestration capabilities across compute, network, and storage. - Improved bandwidth and reduced latency for your most demanding high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and applications. - Cloud-based network architectures supporting high throughput, low latency, and agile delivery of network services such as network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). - Intelligent and complex storage systems requiring high performance, increased memory, and greater I/O bandwidth.

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Optimize Workload Performance

Innovative technologies are built onto the silicon to optimize performance based on workload demands1, including: - Great performance and energy efficiency. - Higher core counts and higher memory bandwidth with up to 22 cores and 44 threads per socket, up to 55 MB last-level cache (LLC) per socket, and up to 2400 MT/s DDR4 memory speed. - Increased parallel workload performance with Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX), boosting performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) and other multi-thread workloads. - Improved performance with heterogeneous workloads. - New virtualization capabilities including posted interrupts, page modification logging, and virtual machine (VM) enter and exit latency reduction.

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Dynamically Manage Shared Resources Efficiently

Increase visibility and control over shared resources, improving utilization and delivering high-quality SLAs with Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT)1. - Cache Monitoring Technology provides visibility into the L3 cache at an individual application and VM level. - Cache Allocation Technology enables workload prioritization, consolidation, and resource partitioning to manage efficient use of shared resources. - Code and Data Prioritization Technology enables programmatic control over both code and data placement in the LLC. - Memory Bandwidth Monitoring checks for memory bandwidth conflict issues and enables application migration.

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Product and Performance Information


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