CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2620 v2 vs E5-2603V4 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5 2620 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 2620 v2  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2620 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5 2620 v2

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.19 pt/$ vs 0.8 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.99 pt/W More than 6x better performance per watt
More threads 12 vs 6 Twice as many threads
Slightly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 69.06W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 20.48 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 74.46 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel E5-2603V4

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 786,432 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon E5 2620 v2  vs E5-2603V4 

clock speed

Xeon E5 2620 v2
2.1 GHz
E5-2603V4
1.7 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E5 2620 v2
2.25 GHz
E5-2603V4
2.3 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E5 2620 v2
2.1 GHz
E5-2603V4
1.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2620 v2  vs
E5-2603V4 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa 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 80W 85W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 12.06 pt/W 1.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 69.06W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 57,600 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5 2620 v2  vs
E5-2603V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 6
L3 cache 15 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.25 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.25 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 1,572,864 MB
Intel Xeon E5 2620 v2
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