CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1260L v5 vs 3770K 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5  based on its 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 114.97W 3.1x 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
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 7.23 pt/W vs 4.55 pt/W Around 60% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 112.39 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ Around 2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L v5 vs Core i7 3770K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1260L v5  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 7.23 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 114.97W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1260L v5  vs
Core i7 3770K 
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 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.55 - 1.52V 1.33 - 1.36V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.9 GHz 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
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