Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2

21 Reasons why Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2 is better

than the average

1.Vastly faster CPU clock speed
15 x 2.3GHzvs 4.7 x 2.3GHz (the average)
vs 8 x 8GHz (best: AMD Opteron 6220)
2.Appreciably higher ram speed
1600MHzvs 1416MHz (the average)
vs 2873MHz (best: Samsung Exynos 7420)
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Noticeably more CPU threads
30vs 7 (the average)
vs 48 (best: Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4)
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4.Considerably smaller semiconductor size
22nmvs 28nm (the average)
vs 10nm (best: MediaTek Helio X30)
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
5.Appreciably bigger L1 cache
480KBvs 271KB (the average)
vs 1536KB (best: AMD Opteron 6180 SE)
A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
6.Vastly bigger L2 cache
3.8MBvs 1.9MB (the average)
vs 16MB (best: AMD Opteron 6380)
A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
7.Substantially more memory bandwidth
85GB/svs 31GB/s (the average)
vs 192.2GB/s (best: Intel Xeon E5504)
This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
8.A little bit newer version of DirectX
11vs 11 (the average)
vs 12 (best: AMD A10-7870K)
DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
9.Uses hyperthreading technology
Yesvs No (59% don't have it)
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
10.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Yesvs No (70% don't have it)
An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
11.Significantly bigger L3 cache
30MBvs 10MB (the average)
vs 60MB (best: Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4)
A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
12.Explicitly more memory channels
4vs 2 (the average)
vs 4 (best: Intel Core i7-3960X)
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
13.Measurably more L3 cache per core
2MB/corevs 2MB/core (the average)
vs 15MB/core (best: Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4)
More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
14.Clearly newer version of PCI Express (PCIe)
3vs 3 (the average)
vs 3 (best: Intel Core i7-4770K)
PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
15.Noticeably newer version of OpenGL
4vs 4 (the average)
vs 4.5 (best: AMD A10-7860K)
OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
16.Supports ECC memory
Yesvs No (74% don't have it)
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
17.Noticeably faster bus transfer rate
8GT/svs 6GT/s (the average)
vs 9.6GT/s (best: Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4)
The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
18.Has RdRand
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.
19.Has F16C
Yesvs No (65% don't have it)
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
20.Appreciably larger maximum memory size
1536GBvs 331GB (the average)
vs 4096GB (best: Intel Xeon E7-8870)
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
21.A little bit higher SSE version
4.2vs 4.1 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Intel Core i7-4770K)
SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
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