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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1428L v2

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Intel Xeon E5-1428L v2

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Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 6 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 77.19W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 80 °C vs 72.6 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 2500

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-1428L v2  vs Core i5 2500 

clock speed

Core i5 2500
3.3 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 2500
3.7 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 2500
3.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 2500
4.21 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1428L v2  vs
Core i5 2500 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 60W 95W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 48.75W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-1428L v2  vs
Core i5 2500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L3 cache 15 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 80°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 38,400 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-1428L v2
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