Intel Xeon E7-4870 

Released April, 2011
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Deca core

The frequency of the chip is toned down to 2.8 GHz but there are tons of models ranging in core configuration and clock speeds which can be found in the specification chart posted below.
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As for specifications, the lineup is split into three tiers – Xeon E7-8800 V2/ E7-4800 V2/ E7-2800 V2.
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Features Key features of the Intel Xeon E7-4870

clock speed

Xeon E7-4870
2.4 GHz
Xeon X5670
2.93 GHz
Xeon E7-8870
2.4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-4870
2.8 GHz
Xeon X5670
3.33 GHz
Xeon E7-8870
2.8 GHz

L2 cache

Xeon E7-4870
3 MB
Xeon X5670
2 MB

L3 cache

Xeon E7-4870
30 MB
Xeon X5670
12 MB
Xeon E7-8870
30 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-4870
2.4 GHz
Xeon X5670
4.29 GHz
Xeon E7-8870
2.51 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-4870
2.4 GHz
Xeon X5670
4.5 GHz
Xeon E7-8870
2.4 GHz

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In an 8 Socket environment, eight of these chips would amount to 120 cores and 240 threads with a 300 MB cache shared via QPI v1.
Last year at IDF13, Intel launched their Xeon E5 ‘Ivy Bridge-EP’ parts enabling 2-socket platform designs in the server market.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz
Cores Deca core
Socket type LGA 1567


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3
  2. DDR
Channels Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 2,097,152 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 20 threads
L2 cache 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 4
Clock multiplier 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None


Architecture QPI
Data rate 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz
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