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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4870

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Intel Xeon E7-4870

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 24 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2.4 MB/core More than 25% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4860

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E7-4860 vs the E7-4870.

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-4870  vs E7-4860 

clock speed

Xeon E7-4870
2.4 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.26 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-4870
2.8 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.67 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-4870  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.26 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.67 GHz
Cores Deca core Deca core
Socket type
LGA 1567


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

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 1 1
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz


Xeon E7-4870  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 20
L2 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.3 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 24 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2.4 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 4
Clock multiplier 18 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 69°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 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 2,097,152 MB 2,097,152 MB
Intel Xeon E7-4870
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