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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz 70% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 15 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2618L v2

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Lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 60.94W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 65.7 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 18.07 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2618L v3  vs E5 2618L v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2618L v3  vs
E5 2618L v2 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Octa 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB


Xeon E5-2618L v3  vs
E5 2618L v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
L3 cache 20 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 87.03°C Unknown - 93°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

power consumption

TDP 75W 50W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 12.04 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 43.8 $/year
Typical power consumption 60.94W 40.63W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz
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