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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8860

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Intel Xeon E7-8860

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Supports more RAM 4,194,304 MB vs 147,456 MB Supports around 28.5x more RAM
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 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
More threads 20 vs 8 12 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 20% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 20% more l2 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5540

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.51 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 105.63W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8860  vs E5540 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8860
2.26 GHz
Xeon E5540
2.53 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8860
2.67 GHz
Xeon E5540
2.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-8860
2.51 GHz
Xeon E5540
3.57 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-8860
2.27 GHz
Xeon E5540
4.45 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8860  vs
E5540 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.53 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.67 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1366

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 80W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 70.08 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 4,194,304 MB 147,456 MB

details

Xeon E7-8860  vs
E5540 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 8
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Clock multiplier 17 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 76°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.51 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.51 GHz 3.57 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

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 46,928 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,860 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,930 MHz
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