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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2470 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2470 v2

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Much more l2 cache 2.5 MB vs 0.5 MB 5x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 25 MB vs 3 MB More than 8.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 10 vs 2 8 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 80 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 77.19W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2470 v2  vs Core i3 3220 

clock speed

Xeon E5-2470 v2
2.4 GHz
Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2470 v2  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Deca core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1356
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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

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

details

Xeon E5-2470 v2  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 2.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 25 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 24 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 80°C Unknown - 65.3°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 55W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 44.69W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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