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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

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Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 0.5 MB 7x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 3 MB 10x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 15 vs 2 13 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 30 vs 4 26 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 48x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 105.63W 8.7x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 8.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 8.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Feb, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs Core i5 6200U 

clock speed

Xeon E7-2870 v2
2.3 GHz
Core i5 6200U
2.3 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-2870 v2
2.9 GHz
Core i5 6200U
2.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
Core i5 6200U 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
Core i5 6200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 4
L2 cache 3.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 520
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 15W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 13.14 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 12.19W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 3 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2
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