CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2470 vs 6600K 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 E5-2470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2470  based on its performance.

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2470

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2470

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 20 MB l3 cache is just OK
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better PassMark score 10,061 vs 4,574 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Slightly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 81.25W 5% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 78 °C vs 74 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 6600K

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AMD A8 6600K

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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 5.63 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 25.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,460 vs 1,125 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 5.07 pt/W vs 3.4 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.63 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2470 vs A8 6600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2470
30,582
A8 6600K
6,071

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2470
2,295
A8 6600K
2,132

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2470
1,510 MB/s
A8 6600K
2,330,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2470
10,061
A8 6600K
4,574

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5-2470
1,125
A8 6600K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2470  vs
A8 6600K 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 3.4 pt/W 5.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W

details

Xeon E5-2470  vs
A8 6600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 78°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 4.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8570D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
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