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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2470

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Intel Xeon E5-2470

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 11.8x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,945 vs 1,125 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 3.4 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.25 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 19.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 77.19W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2470 vs E3-1230 v2

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 E5-2470
1,510 MB/s
Xeon E3-1230 v2
2,450,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2470  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Octa 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 95W 69W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 3.4 pt/W 13.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 56.06W

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 Yes
Maximum bandwidth 38,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 33,556.48 MB

details

Xeon E5-2470  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 78°C Unknown - 65.8°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 16
Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

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