CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2620 v3 vs E5-2470 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,683 vs 1,125 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 12.6 pt/W vs 3.4 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.08 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 18.8x better performance per dollar
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2470

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 15 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2620 v3 vs E5-2470

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 E5-2470
1,510 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
E5-2470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 85W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 12.6 pt/W 3.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 77.19W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 32,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2620 v3  vs
E5-2470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 16
L3 cache 15 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz 3.1 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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 38,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 393,216 MB
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