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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2

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Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 25 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 2.5 MB 40% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 30 vs 20 10 more threads
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 2680 v2

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 82 °C vs 73 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 105.63W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-4880 v2  vs E5 2680 v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-4880 v2  vs
E5 2680 v2 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Deca core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No No

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 115W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 93.44W

bus

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

details

Xeon E7-4880 v2  vs
E5 2680 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 20
L2 cache 3.5 MB 2.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 37.5 MB 25 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Clock multiplier 25 28
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 82°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
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
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