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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2860

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2860

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 2.57 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports around 35% more RAM
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 24 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 69 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 24 vs 20 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-2860  vs E5-2680 v3 

clock speed

Xeon E7-2860
2.26 GHz
Xeon E5-2680 v3
2.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-2860
2.67 GHz
Xeon E5-2680 v3
3.3 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-2860
3.75 GHz
Xeon E5-2680 v3
2.57 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-2860
2.27 GHz
Xeon E5-2680 v3
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2860  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Deca core Duodeca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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

bus

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

details

Xeon E7-2860  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 24
L3 cache 24 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 84.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 2.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 2.57 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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon E7-2860
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