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Front view of Intel E5-2687WV4

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Intel E5-2687WV4

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 131,072 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 12 vs 10 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 24 vs 20 4 more threads
Front view of Intel 6950X

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Lower typical power consumption 113.75W vs 130W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year vs 38.54 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year vs 140.16 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2016 vs Jan, 2016 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the E5-2687WV4  vs 6950X 

clock speed

3 GHz
3 GHz

turbo clock speed

3.5 GHz
3.5 GHz



Specifications Full list of technical specs


E5-2687WV4  vs
Clock speed 3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Deca core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 131,072 MB


E5-2687WV4  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 20
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

power consumption

TDP 160W 140W
Annual home energy cost 38.54 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 140.16 $/year 122.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 130W 113.75W


Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
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