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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2

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Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2

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Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 1 MB 3.5x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 8 MB Around 4.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 15 vs 4 11 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 30 vs 8 22 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 48x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 77 °C vs 72.72 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 125.94W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 37.34 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 135.78 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8890 v2  vs Core i7 4770K 

clock speed

Xeon E7-8890 v2
2.8 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8890 v2
3.4 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7-8890 v2
3.2 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.48 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7-8890 v2
3.2 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.55 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8890 v2  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Pentadeca core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 155W 84W
Annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 125.94W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 3 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-8890 v2  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 30 8
L2 cache 3.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.23 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 37.5 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 77°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 32,768 MB
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