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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2

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Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 86 °C vs 73 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs E5 2697 v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs
E5 2697 v2 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Dodeca core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No No


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 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 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 786,432 MB


Xeon E7-4860 v2  vs
E5 2697 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 24
L2 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 30 MB 30 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Clock multiplier 26 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 86°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 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz
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