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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2408L v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2408L v3

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 68.25W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

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Intel Core i7 4790

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2408L v3  vs Core i7 4790 

clock speed

Core i7 4790
3.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2408L v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 38,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2408L v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 84W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5-2408L v3
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