CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2418L vs 2600K 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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2418L

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2418L

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Much lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 114.2W 2.8x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 91 °C vs 72.6 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 41.8 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 111.78 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600K

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Intel Core i7 2600K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 80% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz 70% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.92 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ Around 7.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,920 vs 1,090 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 7.53 pt/W vs 3.35 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 8,494 vs 5,202 Around 65% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2418L vs Core i7 2600K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
Core i7 2600K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 50W 95W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 41.8 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 111.78 $/year
Performance per watt 3.35 pt/W 7.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 40.63W 114.2W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
Core i7 2600K 
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 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 91°C Unknown - 72.6°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,275

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
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