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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2630L

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Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 56.88W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 61.32 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 16.86 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2628L v2

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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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 92 °C vs 69.8 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 2x more RAM
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2630L  vs E5 2628L v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2630L  vs
E5 2628L v2 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 60W 70W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 16.86 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 61.32 $/year
Typical power consumption 48.75W 56.88W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 57,600 MB/s 57,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 7,200 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 3,600 MHz


Xeon E5-2630L  vs
E5 2628L v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 16
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 25 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.8°C Unknown - 92°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 42,666.64 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 786,432 MB
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