CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-8891 v2 vs E5-2680 v3 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 30 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache per core 3.75 MB/core vs 2.5 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Much better performance per watt 12.03 pt/W vs 2.87 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 84.5 °C vs 77 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 24 vs 20 4 more threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 125.94W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 135.78 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 37.34 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-8891 v2 vs E5-2680 v3

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-8891 v2
2,280 MB/s
Xeon E5-2680 v3
2,640,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8891 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Deca core Duodeca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 786,432 MB

details

Xeon E7-8891 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 24
L3 cache 37.5 MB 30 MB
L3 cache per core 3.75 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 77°C Unknown - 84.5°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

power consumption

TDP 155W 120W
Annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 2.87 pt/W 12.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 125.94W 97.5W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 3 2
Data rate 96,000 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,800 MHz
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