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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2618L v2

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Intel Xeon E5 2618L v2

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Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 3 MB 5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 93 °C vs 65 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240T

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 40.63W 30% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 12.04 $/year 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 43.8 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5 2618L v2  vs Core i3 3240T 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2618L v2  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 2011
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
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5 2618L v2  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 15 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 20 29
Operating temperature Unknown - 93°C Unknown - 65°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 50W 35W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 40.63W 28.44W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5 2618L v2
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