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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8880 v2

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Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 15 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 1.5 MB More than 2.2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 30 vs 12 18 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2630 v2

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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 105.63W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8880 v2  vs E5 2630 v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8880 v2  vs
E5 2630 v2 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No No

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 80W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 70.08 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 57,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 7,200 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,600 MHz

details

Xeon E7-8880 v2  vs
E5 2630 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 12
L2 cache 3.5 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 37.5 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Clock multiplier 25 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 71°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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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 786,432 MB
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