CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1650 v2 vs 6700K 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5 1650 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 1650 v2  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 1650 v2

Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per dollar 3.02 pt/$ vs 0.91 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 13.53 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 18,512 vs 17,583 More than 5% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 64 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 105.63W 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 4,510 vs 3,273 Around 40% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 4.21 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 4.45 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 1650 v2 vs Core i7 6700K

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 1650 v2
2,660,000 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 1650 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 91W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 13.53 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 73.94W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5 1650 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz 4.61 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 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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 65,536 MB
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