Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2870

Report a correction
Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB 3.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 32x more RAM
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 20% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

Report a correction
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.25 pt/W vs 0.43 pt/W Around 31x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.72 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ Around 358x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2870 vs E3-1225 v3

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2870
963.6 MB/s
Xeon E3-1225 v3
4,250,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870  vs
E3-1225 v3 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad 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 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 0.43 pt/W 13.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-2870  vs
E3-1225 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics P4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E7-2870
Report a correction
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus