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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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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

E5-2687WV4
3 GHz
6950X
3 GHz

turbo clock speed

E5-2687WV4
3.5 GHz
6950X
3.5 GHz

TDP

E5-2687WV4
160W
6950X
140W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E5-2687WV4  vs
6950X 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Deca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
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

details

E5-2687WV4  vs
6950X 
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

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
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