CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2603 v2 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

8.8

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 2603 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5 2603 v2

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Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
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
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.2x higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.65 pt/$ Around 6x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 1.65 pt/W More than 6.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 1.83 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 983 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 10,016 vs 3,746 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2603 v2 vs Core i7 4770K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2603 v2  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad 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
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 84W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.65 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5 2603 v2  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 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 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.83 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.83 GHz 4.48 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
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB
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