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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8870

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Intel Xeon E7-8870

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8867L

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Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8870  vs E7-8867L 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8870
2.4 GHz
Xeon E7-8867L
2.13 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8870
2.8 GHz
Xeon E7-8867L
2.53 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-8870  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.13 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Deca core Deca core
Socket type
LGA 1567


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 105W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 85.31W


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


Xeon E7-8870  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 20
L2 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.3 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 8
Clock multiplier 18 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 64°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 4,194,304 MB 4,194,304 MB
Intel Xeon E7-8870
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