CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1225 v3 vs 4770K 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per dollar 4.7 pt/$ vs 3.82 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 13.2 pt/W vs 11.29 pt/W More than 15% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 14,351 vs 9,964 Around 45% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,689 vs 3,192 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 244.75 fps vs 203.58 fps More than 20% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.55 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Core i7 4770K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v3
11.21 mHash/s
Core i7 4770K
16.33 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Xeon E3-1225 v3
15.71 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770K
13.04 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v3
1.61 fps
Core i7 4770K
1.97 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1225 v3
4,250,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 84W 84W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 13.2 pt/W 11.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.55 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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