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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4669 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-4669 v3

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 18 vs 8 10 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 36 vs 16 20 more threads
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 113.75W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 9 months later
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-4669 v3  vs Core i7 5960X 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Xeon E5-4669 v3
2.9 GHz
Core i7 5960X
3.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4669 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E5-4669 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 16
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1

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

power consumption

TDP 135W 140W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 122.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 109.69W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 0 MHz
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