CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of D-1541 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 single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon D-1541

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon D-1541

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 73.94W 2x lower typical power consumption
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
Better performance per watt 4.72 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
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
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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 2.1 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 17,583 vs 8,338 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
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 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,499 More than 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon D-1541 vs Core i7 6700K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon D-1541
8,338
Core i7 6700K
17,583

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon D-1541
3,170 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon D-1541
11,333
Core i7 6700K
11,109

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon D-1541  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 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 4.72 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 73.94W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 0

details

Xeon D-1541  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 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
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 131,072 MB 65,536 MB
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