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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3

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Much better performance per dollar 7.17 pt/$ vs 2.97 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 19.03 pt/W vs 10.77 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 70.7 vs 66.5 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 9,996 vs 7,554 More than 30% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,284 vs 2,100 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1226 v3 vs Core i7 4790

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 E3-1226 v3
4,080,000 MB/s
Core i7 4790
4,570,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1226 v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

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

details

Xeon E3-1226 v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
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

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 1,200 MHz

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 19.03 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W

bus

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