CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1246 v3 vs 6700 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3

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Much better performance per dollar 4.47 pt/$ vs 0.87 pt/$ More than 5x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 15.17 pt/W vs 4.09 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.98 GHz vs 3.78 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.18 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1246 v3 vs Core i7 6700

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1246 v3
15.37 mHash/s
Core i7 6700
31.77 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Xeon E3-1246 v3
15.33 mPixels/s
Core i7 6700
-1 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1246 v3
198.72 fps
Core i7 6700
-1 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1246 v3
1.18 fps
Core i7 6700
1.7 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1246 v3
12.42 fps
Core i7 6700
11.57 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1246 v3  vs
Core i7 6700 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 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
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 15.17 pt/W 4.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1246 v3  vs
Core i7 6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 3.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 4.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 3.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 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 65,536 MB
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