CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2620 v3 vs E5-1650 v3 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

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Much better performance per watt 12.6 pt/W vs 1.86 pt/W More than 6.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.08 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 9.2x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 113.75W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.87 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2620 v3 vs E5-1650 v3

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
Xeon E5-1650 v3
3,895 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
E5-1650 v3 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.8 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
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 85W 140W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 12.6 pt/W 1.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 0 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
E5-1650 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
L3 cache 15 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 66.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz 4.33 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
Memory type
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
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