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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4617

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4617

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher turbo clock speed
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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD R R-252F

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AMD R R-252F

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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 105.63W 7.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 7.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 7.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-4617  vs R R-252F 

clock speed

Xeon E5-4617
2.9 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E5-4617
3.4 GHz
R R-252F
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E5-4617
2.9 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E5-4617
2.9 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4617  vs
R R-252F 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 17W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 14.89 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 13.81W

details

Xeon E5-4617  vs
R R-252F 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.78 - 1.15V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon HD 7400G
GPU clock speed N/A 333 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 417 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Intel Xeon E5-4617
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