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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2630L v2

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Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 6 MB 2.5x 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 68.25W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times 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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 12.21 pt/W vs 10.33 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 1.2 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,345 vs 2,245 Around 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,601 vs 8,834 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer May, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2630L v2 vs Core i5 4590

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5 2630L v2
1,050,000 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2630L v2  vs
Core i5 4590 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1150
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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 2630L v2  vs
Core i5 4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 6 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 24 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 60W 84W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 12.21 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 48.75W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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