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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8860

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8860

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 3 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 4,194,304 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 128x more RAM
More threads 20 vs 2 18 more threads
More cores 10 vs 2 8 more 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 2.4 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 60% more l3 cache per core
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.26 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.3 MB/core More than 65% more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.78 GHz vs 2.51 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.27 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Apr, 2011 Release date 2 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8860  vs Pentium G630 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8860
2.26 GHz
Pentium G630
2.7 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-8860
2.51 GHz
Pentium G630
2.78 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-8860
2.27 GHz
Pentium G630
2.7 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8860  vs
Pentium G630 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Deca core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-8860  vs
Pentium G630 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Clock multiplier 17 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.51 GHz 2.78 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.51 GHz 2.78 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 4,194,304 MB 32,768 MB
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