CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2620 v3 vs 6134 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3  based on its performance and cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark score 9,977 vs 2,938 Around 3.5x better PassMark score
Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 12 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 12.6 pt/W vs 0.7 pt/W More than 18x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 93.44W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6134

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AMD Opteron 6134

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2620 v3 vs Opteron 6134

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2620 v3
2,750,000 MB/s
Opteron 6134
92 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
Opteron 6134 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 85W 115W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 12.6 pt/W 0.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 93.44W

details

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
Opteron 6134 
Threads 12 8
L3 cache 15 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 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

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
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AMD Opteron 6134
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