CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1620 v2 vs 4790 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790 

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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 better performance per dollar 5.78 pt/$ vs 2.97 pt/$ Around 95% better performance per dollar
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
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 13.06 pt/W vs 10.77 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 8x more RAM
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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 lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,632 vs 3,262 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,718 vs 12,932 More than 5% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
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 May, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 10 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 1620 v2 vs Core i7 4790

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 4790
4,570,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 1620 v2  vs
Core i7 4790 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 No Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5 1620 v2  vs
Core i7 4790 
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 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 37 36
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 72.72°C

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 1,200 MHz

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 13.06 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

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