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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel E5-1660V4

Reasons to consider the
Intel E5-1660V4

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 131,072 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel 6900K

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Intel 6900K

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Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.3 GHz vs 3.39 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 17,994 vs 16,462 Around 10% better PassMark score
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,224 vs 2,082 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of E5-1660V4 vs 6900K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E5-1660V4
16,462
6900K
17,994

PassMark (Single Core)

E5-1660V4
2,082
6900K
2,224

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E5-1660V4  vs
6900K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 140W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 3.24 pt/W 3.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 113.75W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 0 1

details

E5-1660V4  vs
6900K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.39 GHz 4.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.39 GHz 4.3 GHz

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 131,072 MB
Intel E5-1660V4
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