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Front view of 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 4 14 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 36 vs 8 28 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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 79 °C vs 64 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 134.06W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 39.75 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 144.54 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs Core i7 6700K 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7-8890 v3
3.3 GHz
Core i7 6700K
4.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Quad 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
SSE4.1
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
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 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E7-8890 v3  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 36 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 79°C Unknown - 64°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 165W 91W
Annual home energy cost 39.75 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.54 $/year 79.72 $/year
Typical power consumption 134.06W 73.94W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 3 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
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