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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4830

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Intel Xeon E7-4830

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Much better performance per dollar 5.67 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ More than 11.2x better performance per dollar
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 6 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 2,097,152 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 64x more RAM
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 6.75 pt/W vs 4.61 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i7 4860HQ

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 85.31W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,183.5 vs 1,426 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.36 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,257 vs 10,443 Around 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-4830 vs Core i7 4860HQ

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 E7-4830
1,013,550 MB/s
Core i7 4860HQ
4,535 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-4830  vs
Core i7 4860HQ 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Octa 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 105W 47W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 6.75 pt/W 4.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 38.19W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-4830  vs
Core i7 4860HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.36 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.36 GHz 3.52 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 2,097,152 MB 32,768 MB
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