CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1231 v3 vs 4690K 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3

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Much better performance per dollar 5.83 pt/$ vs 3.95 pt/$ Around 50% better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 18.71 pt/W vs 10.77 pt/W Around 75% better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 71.5W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 9,627 vs 7,767 Around 25% better PassMark score
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.74 fps vs 0.59 fps Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 3.76 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 3.81 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1231 v3 vs Core i5 4690K

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1231 v3
0.59 fps
Core i5 4690K
1.74 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 E3-1231 v3
4,175,000 MB/s
Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1231 v3  vs
Core i5 4690K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 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
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 80W 88W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 18.71 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 71.5W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1231 v3  vs
Core i5 4690K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.76 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 4.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.76 GHz 4.51 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 1,200 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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Comments

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THIS XEON IS BETTER
You are not alone :)
its a bit unfair holding the lack of integrated graphics against the xeon, but I digress, these cpus(including the I7) all seem to hold out rather well... and here I am... all alone :/
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