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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2670

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 95% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel E5-2608LV4

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 93.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 94 °C vs 80 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 27.7 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 100.74 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2670  vs E5-2608LV4 

clock speed

Xeon E5-2670
2.6 GHz
1.6 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E5-2670
3.3 GHz
1.7 GHz

L3 cache

Xeon E5-2670
20 MB
20 MB


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2670  vs
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa 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
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 1,572,864 MB


Xeon E5-2670  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 80°C Unknown - 94°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 115W 50W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 12.04 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 43.8 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 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
Intel Xeon E5-2670
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