CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1260L v5 vs 9590 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 178.75W 4.9x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 53 $/year 4.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 192.72 $/year 4.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,137 vs 1,741 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 7.23 pt/W vs 5.39 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD FX 9590

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AMD FX 9590

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Much higher clock speed 4.7 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 5.16 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 5 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.06 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.06 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L v5 vs FX 9590

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 9590
10,589

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1260L v5  vs
FX 9590 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 5 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 220W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 7.23 pt/W 5.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 178.75W

details

Xeon E3-1260L v5  vs
FX 9590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.55 - 1.52V 1.91 - 2V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.9 GHz 5.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 5.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.9 GHz 5.06 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
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AMD FX 9590
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