CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-8867 v3 vs E5-2660 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2660 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2660  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8867 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8867 v3

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Much higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More threads 32 vs 16 Twice as many threads
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 134.06W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 144.54 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 39.75 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-8867 v3 vs E5-2660

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 E7-8867 v3
3,050 MB/s
Xeon E5-2660
1,540,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8867 v3  vs
E5-2660 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores 16 core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 393,216 MB

details

Xeon E7-8867 v3  vs
E5-2660 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 32 16
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 79°C Unknown - 73°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

power consumption

TDP 165W 95W
Annual home energy cost 39.75 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.54 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 7.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 134.06W 77.19W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 115,200 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 4,000 MHz
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