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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870

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Intel Xeon E7-2870

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Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 117.81W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2.5 MB/core 20% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel E5-2697AV4

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Intel E5-2697AV4

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
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 40 MB vs 30 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 10 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 32 vs 20 12 more threads
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 78 °C vs 69 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-2870  vs E5-2697AV4 

clock speed

Xeon E7-2870
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-2870
2.8 GHz
3.6 GHz

L3 cache

Xeon E7-2870
30 MB
40 MB


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-2870  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Deca core 16 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

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 E7-2870  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 32
L3 cache 30 MB 40 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 78°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 145W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 127.02 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 117.81W


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
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