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Front view of Intel E7-8870V4

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Intel E7-8870V4

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 3,145,728 MB vs 131,072 MB Supports 24x more RAM
More cores 20 vs 10 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 40 vs 20 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel 6950X

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the E7-8870V4  vs 6950X 

clock speed

E7-8870V4
2.1 GHz
6950X
3 GHz

turbo clock speed

E7-8870V4
3 GHz
6950X
3.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

E7-8870V4
2.1 GHz
6950X
4.22 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

E7-8870V4
2.1 GHz
6950X
4.3 GHz

TDP

E7-8870V4
140W
6950X
140W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E7-8870V4  vs
6950X 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Deca core

features

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

power consumption

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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 3 1

details

E7-8870V4  vs
6950X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 40 20
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 4.22 GHz

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 3,145,728 MB 131,072 MB
Intel E7-8870V4
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