CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5140 vs 4790K 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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4790K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 5140

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5140

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 71.5W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.2 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 16.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 891 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better PassMark score 11,194 vs 1,639 More than 6.8x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 1.67 pt/W More than 6.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 2.85 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.04 °C vs 65 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3.89 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5140 vs Core i7 4790K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5140
3,990
Core i7 4790K
15,490

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5140
1,256

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5140
99,100 MB/s
Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5140
2,326
Core i7 4790K
15,465

GeekBench

Xeon 5140
2,590
Core i7 4790K
16,653

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5140
1,639
Core i7 4790K
11,194

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5140  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 88W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 1.67 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 71.5W

details

Xeon 5140  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 74.04°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.85 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.89 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.85 GHz 4.63 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
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