CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1607 v2 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 1607 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5 1607 v2

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly more l3 cache 10 MB vs 8 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 114.97W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 8x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 42.19 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.88 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 9,544 vs 6,063 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 1,611 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 1.65 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 1607 v2 vs Core i7 3770K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 1607 v2  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 1.65 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 114.97W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5 1607 v2  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 30 35
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.3V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 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

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5 1607 v2
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