CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of D-1540 vs 6700K 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700K  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 D-1540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon D-1540

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 73.94W 2x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 80 °C vs 64 °C 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 21.92 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 79.72 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 60% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,344 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.28 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Mar, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon D-1540 vs Core i7 6700K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon D-1540
2,291
Core i7 6700K
17,583

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon D-1540
2,290 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Xeon D-1540
31,291
Core i7 6700K
36,746

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon D-1540
10,573
Core i7 6700K
11,109

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon D-1540  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 4.2 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 45W 91W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 3.64 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 73.94W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 0

details

Xeon D-1540  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 80°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 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 Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 131,072 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Xeon D-1540
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