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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Much lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 172.6W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 20 MB vs 12 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 19,922 vs 12,084 Around 65% better PassMark score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 66.8 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 65,771.52 MB Supports around 6x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 56.96 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 7.63 pt/W vs 5.5 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 177.83 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 3930K

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Much better performance per dollar 2.45 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.67 GHz vs 3.14 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,949 vs 1,774 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2680 vs Core i7 3930K

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 E5-2680
2,060,000 MB/s
Core i7 3930K
2,430,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2680
27,251
Core i7 3930K
18,893

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2680
27,251
Core i7 3930K
22,340

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2680
19,922
Core i7 3930K
12,084

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2680  vs
Core i7 3930K 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 56.96 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 177.83 $/year
Performance per watt 7.63 pt/W 5.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 172.6W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 65,771.52 MB

details

Xeon E5-2680  vs
Core i7 3930K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 35 32
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 66.8°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 598
Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 4.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 4.67 GHz

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

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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