CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2420 vs 4770K 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  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 E5-2420

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Intel Xeon E5-2420

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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 trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 1.36 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,689 vs 1,754 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 11.3 pt/W vs 5.36 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2.36 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 14,184 vs 10,344 More than 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2420 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2420
10,344
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2420
985,150 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2420  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes 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
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 5.36 pt/W 11.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2420  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 205
Overclocked clock speed 2.36 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.36 GHz 4.49 GHz

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 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
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