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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2430L v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2430L 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
Much lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 86.05W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Much lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2430L v2  vs Core i5 3470 

clock speed

Core i5 3470
3.2 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 3470
3.6 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 3470
3.67 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 3470
4.09 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2430L v2  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 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 77W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 84.62 $/year
Typical power consumption 48.75W 86.05W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 28,800 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2430L v2  vs
Core i5 3470 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.3V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 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 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2430L v2
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