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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X7560

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Intel Xeon X7560

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 4 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2.4 MB/core More than 25% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4860

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 20% more l2 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date a year later

Features Key features of the Xeon X7560  vs E7-4860 

clock speed

Xeon X7560
2.27 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.26 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon X7560
2.67 GHz
Xeon E7-4860
2.67 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Xeon X7560
24 MB
Xeon E7-4860
24 MB


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon X7560  vs
Clock speed 2.27 GHz 2.26 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.67 GHz 2.67 GHz
Cores Octa core Deca core
Socket type
LGA 1567


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 4 1
Data rate 102,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz


Xeon X7560  vs
Threads 16 20
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.3 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 24 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2.4 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 4

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 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W
Intel Xeon X7560
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