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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4620

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4620

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,774 vs 1,232 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 16 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz vs 2.32 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4620 vs E5-2680

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4620
61,522
Xeon E5-2680
9,438

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4620
1,830 MB/s
Xeon E5-2680
2,060,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-4620
8,127
Xeon E5-2680
19,922

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4620  vs
E5-2680 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 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 95W 130W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 5.25 pt/W 7.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 57,600 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E5-4620  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 16 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 2
Overclocked clock speed 2.32 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.32 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

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 42,666.64 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB
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