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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8830

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8830

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 1 MB 24x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 2 14 more threads
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 8220

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AMD Opteron 8220

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8830  vs Opteron 8220 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8830
2.13 GHz
Opteron 8220
2.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-8830  vs
Opteron 8220 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1567


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 95W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 85.31W 77.19W


Xeon E7-8830  vs
Opteron 8220 
Threads 16 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 8 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C 0 - 55°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
Intel Xeon E7-8830
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