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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2687W v2

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Intel Xeon E5 2687W v2

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Significantly more l3 cache 25 MB vs 15 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 2.5 MB vs 2 MB 25% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3.13 MB/core vs 2.5 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 66.8 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,479 vs 2,013 Around 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 20,658 vs 17,442 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better performance per dollar 0.88 pt/$ vs 0.32 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 121.88W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 7.85 pt/W vs 4.42 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 131.4 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 36.13 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2687W v2 vs Core i7 4960X

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 2687W v2
783,950 MB/s
Core i7 4960X
2,560,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2687W v2  vs
Core i7 4960X 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Is unlocked No Yes

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 150W 130W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 4.42 pt/W 7.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 20,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 2,500 MHz

details

Xeon E5 2687W v2  vs
Core i7 4960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
L2 cache 2.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.31 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 25 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 3.13 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 66.8°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
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 65,536 MB
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Comments

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You get what you pay for. Money equals performance.
Lol yeah ok. This Xeon blows the 4960X out of the park...
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