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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2690 v2

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Much more l2 cache 2.5 MB vs 1 MB 2.5x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 25 MB vs 8 MB Around 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 17,565 vs 12,524 More than 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 20 vs 8 12 more threads
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 88 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better performance per watt 10.91 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
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 105.63W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,236 vs 2,601 Around 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.24 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2690 v2 vs Core i7 3770

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 2690 v2
2,100,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2690 v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 10.91 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 62.56W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5 2690 v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 8
L2 cache 2.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 25 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 30 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 88°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.24 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.24 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB
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