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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

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Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 20 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 2 MB 75% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 30 vs 16 14 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs E5-2690 

clock speed

Xeon E7-2870 v2
2.3 GHz
Xeon E5-2690
2.9 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-2870 v2
2.9 GHz
Xeon E5-2690
3.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
E5-2690 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 135W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 118.26 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 109.69W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E7-2870 v2  vs
E5-2690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 16
L2 cache 3.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 23 38
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 72°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 393,216 MB
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2
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