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Front view of Intel E5-2609V4

Reasons to consider the
Intel E5-2609V4

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Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 24x more RAM
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 64 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 73.94W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 6 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 21.92 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 79.72 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the E5-2609V4  vs Core i7 6700K 

clock speed

E5-2609V4
1.7 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

E5-2609V4
1.7 GHz
Core i7 6700K
4.61 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

E5-2609V4
1.7 GHz
Core i7 6700K
4.77 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E5-2609V4  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core 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

power consumption

TDP 85W 91W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 79.72 $/year
Typical power consumption 69.06W 73.94W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

E5-2609V4  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.7 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.7 GHz 4.61 GHz

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 1,572,864 MB 65,536 MB
Intel E5-2609V4
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