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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 4 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2

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Much higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed

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

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E7-8880L v2  vs
E7-4880 v2 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Pentadeca core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No No


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

power consumption

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


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


Xeon E7-8880L v2  vs
E7-4880 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 30
L2 cache 3.5 MB 3.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.23 MB/core
L3 cache 37.5 MB 37.5 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 4
Clock multiplier 22 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°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

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
Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2
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