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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8880 v3

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More threads 36 vs 30 6 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 4 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Feb, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 121.88W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 131.4 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 36.13 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8880 v3  vs E7-4880 v2 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-8880 v3  vs
E7-4880 v2 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Pentadeca core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 1,572,864 MB


Xeon E7-8880 v3  vs
E7-4880 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 30
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 77°C Unknown - 73°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 150W 130W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 121.88W 105.63W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 3
Data rate 115,200 MB/s 96,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 4,000 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-8880 v3
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