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Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 18 vs 8 10 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 36 vs 16 20 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 9 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 113.75W vs 134.06W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year vs 39.75 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year vs 144.54 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs Core i7 5960X 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8890 v3
3.3 GHz
Core i7 5960X
3.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Octa core

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 16
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

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 165W 140W
Annual home energy cost 39.75 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.54 $/year 122.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 134.06W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 0 MHz
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3
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