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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8857 v2

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 6 MB 5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 16,475 vs 9,849 More than 65% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 48x more RAM
More cores 12 vs 4 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 105.63W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.28 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ Around 22.2x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 13.87 pt/W vs 1.7 pt/W Around 8.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 73 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,575 vs 2,391 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-8857 v2 vs Core i7 3632QM

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-8857 v2
871.2 MB/s
Core i7 3632QM
2,090,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8857 v2  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 42,666.64 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E7-8857 v2  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Clock multiplier 30 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 105°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 35W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 13.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 28.44W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 3 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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