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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 71.5W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 21.2 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 77.09 $/year 3.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.87 pt/$ Around 4.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 1,584 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 11,194 vs 6,352 More than 75% better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 8.74 pt/W More than 30% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1235L v5 vs Core i7 4790K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1235L v5  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 4.4 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 25W 88W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 8.74 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 71.5W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1235L v5  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.63 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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