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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8870

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8870

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More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 138.13W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 148.92 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 40.95 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
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Much 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
Higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 32 MB vs 30 MB More than 5% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 3 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.3 MB/core More than 65% more l2 cache per core
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8870  vs Itanium 9560 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8870
2.4 GHz
Itanium 9560
2.53 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8870  vs
Itanium 9560 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1248

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 170W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 40.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 148.92 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 138.13W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes Yes

details

Xeon E7-8870  vs
Itanium 9560 
Threads 20 16
L2 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 32 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 8

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 1
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-8870
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