CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1607 vs 6500 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6500  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1607

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-1607

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Much better performance per dollar 3.64 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 5.8x better performance per dollar
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 6 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 6.84 pt/W vs 3.9 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 384,000 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports more than 5.8x more RAM
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Intel Core i5 6500

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,537 vs 8,512 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,951 vs 1,745 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 64 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1607 vs Core i5 6500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1607
8,512
Core i5 6500
13,537

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1607
2,090,000 MB/s
Core i5 6500
5,880 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1607  vs
Core i5 6500 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.2 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 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.84 pt/W 3.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-1607  vs
Core i5 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 3.77 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 384,000 MB 65,536 MB
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