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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
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
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 12,838 vs 8,824 More than 45% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 69.06W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.76 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 75% better performance per dollar
Significantly better performance per watt 6.37 pt/W vs 3.52 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,900 vs 1,756 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.48 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 74.46 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2630 v3 vs Core i7 6820EQ

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
Core i7 6820EQ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes 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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 85W 45W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.52 pt/W 6.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5-2630 v3  vs
Core i7 6820EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
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