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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% 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) 3.87 GHz vs 3.14 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 67 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 262,144 MB Supports 50% more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 121.88W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2687W vs E5-2680

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
2,165,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2680
2,060,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2687W
23,477
Xeon E5-2680
27,251

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2687W
26,377
Xeon E5-2680
27,251

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2687W
14,418
Xeon E5-2680
19,922

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2687W  vs
E5-2680 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
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 7.67 pt/W 7.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 105.63W

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 Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 393,216 MB

details

Xeon E5-2687W  vs
E5-2680 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 38 35
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8 2
Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.41 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.14 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 QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz
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