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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 73 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs E5-2680 v3 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Duodeca core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 786,432 MB


Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 24
L3 cache 30 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 84.5°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 120W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 105.12 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 97.5W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,800 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2
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