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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2628L v2

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Intel Xeon E5 2628L v2

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Significantly 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
Significantly 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
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 higher Maximum operating temperature 92 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 56.88W vs 62.56W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 16.86 $/year vs 18.55 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 61.32 $/year vs 67.45 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E5 2628L v2  vs Core i7 3770 

clock speed

Core i7 3770
3.4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 3770
3.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 3770
4.03 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 3770
4.32 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2628L v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

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 70W 77W
Annual home energy cost 16.86 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 61.32 $/year 67.45 $/year
Typical power consumption 56.88W 62.56W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5 2628L v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
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 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 19 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 92°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

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
Intel Xeon E5 2628L v2
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