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Intel Xeon E5-2689

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2689

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2689

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 19,521 vs 9,449 More than 2x better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Significantly better performance per watt 10.97 pt/W vs 7.25 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 93.44W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,236 vs 2,912 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 27.7 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 100.74 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2689 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2689
36,294
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2689
2,360,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2689
19,521
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2689  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

details

Xeon E5-2689  vs
Core i7 3770 
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

power consumption

TDP 115W 77W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 10.97 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 62.56W

bus

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