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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 4610 v2

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Intel Xeon E5 4610 v2

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 21,993 vs 17,583 More than 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 8.03 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 64 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 4,510 vs 1,723 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 45% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 4610 v2 vs Core i7 6700K

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 4610 v2
894,100 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 4610 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 91W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 8.03 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 73.94W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5 4610 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Xeon E5 4610 v2
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