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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4809 v2

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Intel Xeon E7-4809 v2

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 105.63W Around 20% 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 12 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 68 °C 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache 2 MB vs 1.5 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
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 E7-4809 v2  vs E5-2680 

clock speed

Xeon E7-4809 v2
1.9 GHz
Xeon E5-2680
2.7 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-4809 v2  vs
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 130W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 85.31W 105.63W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 76,800 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,000 MHz


Xeon E7-4809 v2  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 16
L2 cache 1.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Clock multiplier 19 35
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 85°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
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 393,216 MB
Intel Xeon E7-4809 v2
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