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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8850

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8850

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 159.66W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
More threads 20 vs 8 12 more threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core vs 1 MB/core Around 2.5x more l3 cache per core
More cores 10 vs 8 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 56.1 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69 °C vs 61 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.3 MB/core More than 3.2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 4.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8850  vs FX 8350 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8850
2 GHz
FX 8350
4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8850
2.4 GHz
FX 8350
4.2 GHz

L2 cache

FX 8350
8 MB

L3 cache

Xeon E7-8850
24 MB
FX 8350
8 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-8850
2 GHz
FX 8350
4.69 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-8850
2 GHz
FX 8350
8.79 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8850  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1567
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 125W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 159.62 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 159.66W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Xeon E7-8850  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 8
L2 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Clock multiplier 15 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 4.69 GHz

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

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-8850
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