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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2860

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Intel Xeon E7-2860

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Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 2.82 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel E5-2680V4

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache 35 MB vs 24 MB More than 45% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
More l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 3 MB More than 15% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 14 vs 10 4 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 28 vs 20 8 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 1,048,576 MB Supports 50% more RAM
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 86 °C vs 69 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-2860  vs E5-2680V4 

clock speed

Xeon E7-2860
2.26 GHz
2.4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-2860
2.67 GHz
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

3.5 MB

L3 cache

Xeon E7-2860
24 MB
35 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-2860
3.75 GHz
2.82 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-2860
2.27 GHz
2.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-2860  vs
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Deca core Single core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 120W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 105.12 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 97.5W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 1,572,864 MB


Xeon E7-2860  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 28
L2 cache 3 MB 3.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 35 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 86°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 2.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 2.82 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


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,800 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-2860
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