CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1620 v2 vs 3615QM 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 i7 3615QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3615QM  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 1620 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5 1620 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 5.78 pt/$ vs 1.28 pt/$ More than 4.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
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 better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 12,932 vs 10,592 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,262 vs 2,744 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 13.06 pt/W vs 10.74 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 8x more RAM
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i7 3615QM

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 105.63W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 70 °C 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 1620 v2 vs Core i7 3615QM

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 1620 v2
2,650,000 MB/s
Core i7 3615QM
2,220,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 1620 v2  vs
Core i7 3615QM 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
BGA 1224
Is unlocked No No

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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 45W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 13.06 pt/W 10.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 36.56W

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details

Xeon E5 1620 v2  vs
Core i7 3615QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
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 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 37 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz 3.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,344.5

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 32,768 MB
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