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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3

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More l3 cache 15 MB vs 8 MB Around 90% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Better PassMark score 13,560 vs 10,038 More than 35% better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 3.98 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 4.18 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700

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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 52.81W vs 113.75W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.87 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 4.09 pt/W vs 1.86 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 66.7 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date a year later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1650 v3 vs Core i7 6700

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1650 v3  vs
Core i7 6700 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 65W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.86 pt/W 4.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-1650 v3  vs
Core i7 6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.7°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 3.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 3.98 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
DDR3L-1600
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
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