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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8880L v3

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More threads 36 vs 20 16 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 105.63W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8870

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Supports more RAM 4,194,304 MB vs 1,572,864 MB Supports around 2.8x more RAM
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.51 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8880L v3  vs E7-8870 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8870
2.8 GHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8880L v3  vs
E7-8870 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Deca core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 130W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 1
Data rate 115,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E7-8880L v3  vs
E7-8870 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 20
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 69°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 2.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 2.51 GHz

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
DDR
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 4,194,304 MB
Intel Xeon E7-8880L v3
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