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Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 36.56W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 9.45 pt/W vs 5.19 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
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 l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 10.84 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 39.42 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,802 vs 1,631 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better PassMark score 8,134 vs 7,082 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 0.62 pt/$ vs 0.55 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1505L v5 vs Core i7 6700HQ

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1505L v5  vs
Core i7 6700HQ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.5 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 25W 45W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 9.45 pt/W 5.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1505L v5  vs
Core i7 6700HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 3.51 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

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