CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2870 vs E5-2690 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870

Reasons to consider the
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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
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports around 2.8x more RAM
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
More l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2.5 MB/core 20% more l3 cache per core
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 E5-2690

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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 0.43 pt/W More than 17.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2870 vs E5-2690

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2870
2,429
Xeon E5-2690
28,226

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 E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870  vs
E5-2690 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 2011

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
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
Performance per watt 0.43 pt/W 7.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 109.69W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E7-2870  vs
E5-2690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 16
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 18 38
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.53 GHz

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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 393,216 MB
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