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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3

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Significantly higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 42.25W vs 48.75W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 45.55 $/year vs 52.56 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 12.53 $/year vs 14.45 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2428L

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E5-2428L vs the E5-2608L v3.

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2608L v3  vs E5-2428L 

clock speed

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2608L v3  vs
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core


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 Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 52W 60W
Annual home energy cost 12.53 $/year 14.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 45.55 $/year 52.56 $/year
Typical power consumption 42.25W 48.75W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 28,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 7,200 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,600 MHz


Xeon E5-2608L v3  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
L3 cache 15 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 88.84°C Unknown - 89°C

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 31,999.98 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 393,216 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3
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