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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3

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Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 6 MB More than 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice 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 16 vs 8 Twice 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
Better PassMark score 12,508 vs 8,239 More than 50% better PassMark score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 5700EQ

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 60.94W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 0.74 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 5.93 pt/W vs 3.13 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 65.7 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 18.07 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2618L v3 vs Core i7 5700EQ

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2618L v3  vs
Core i7 5700EQ 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 75W 47W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 3.13 pt/W 5.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 38.19W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2618L v3  vs
Core i7 5700EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 20 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 2.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 5600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
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