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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8870

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Intel Xeon E7-8870

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 1 MB 30x 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
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l3 cache per core
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated

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Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 3 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 105.63W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.3 MB/core More than 3.2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Aug, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 69 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8870  vs A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8870  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
DDR

details

Xeon E7-8870  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon 800 MHz
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 100W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 87.6 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 81.25W
Intel Xeon E7-8870
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