CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1620 v3 vs 1620 v2 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5 1620 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 1620 v2  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 262,144 MB Supports 3x more RAM
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
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 1620 v2

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz vs 3.73 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 113.75W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1620 v3 vs E5 1620 v2

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 v3
4,055,000 MB/s
Xeon E5 1620 v2
2,650,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1620 v3  vs
E5 1620 v2 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 140W 130W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 11.61 pt/W 13.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 105.63W

bus

Number of links 0 0

details

Xeon E5-1620 v3  vs
E5 1620 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 10 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.2°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 4.21 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 262,144 MB
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