CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1607 vs 4770K 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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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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
Supports more RAM 384,000 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports around 11.8x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Intel Core i7 4770K

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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
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 6.84 pt/W More than 65% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 6,928 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,745 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 3.64 pt/$ More than 5% better performance per dollar
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Jan, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1607 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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 i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1607  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 3 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 6.84 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-1607  vs
Core i7 4770K 
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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
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 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-1607
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