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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8870 v3

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More threads 36 vs 20 16 more threads
Higher turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 4 Twice as many 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 Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4860

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Supports more RAM 2,097,152 MB vs 1,572,864 MB Supports around 35% more RAM
Higher clock speed 2.26 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 113.75W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8870 v3  vs E7-4860 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8870 v3
2.1 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.26 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8870 v3
2.9 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.67 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8870 v3  vs
E7-4860 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.26 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.67 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Deca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 2,097,152 MB

details

Xeon E7-8870 v3  vs
E7-4860 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 20
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 69°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 140W 130W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 113.75W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 1
Data rate 115,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 3,200 MHz
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