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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
More threads 30 vs 24 6 more threads
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 73 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
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 E7-2870 v2  vs E5-2670 v3 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
E5-2670 v3 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Duodeca core

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 786,432 MB

details

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
E5-2670 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 24
L3 cache 30 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 84.5°C

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 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 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,800 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2
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