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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2

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More l3 cache 10 MB vs 6 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 6x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 71 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,951 vs 1,139 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 7,217 vs 4,677 Around 55% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 3.9 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per dollar 0.63 pt/$ vs 0.54 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2407 v2 vs Core i5 6500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2407 v2
1,640 MB/s
Core i5 6500
5,880 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2407 v2  vs
Core i5 6500 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 65,536 MB


Xeon E5-2407 v2  vs
Core i5 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 71°C

integrated graphics

Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.69 pt/W 3.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W


Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2
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