CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2648L v3 vs 4790K 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 4790K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4790K  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2648L v3

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB 3.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 12 vs 4 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 24 vs 8 Three times as many threads
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
Lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 71.5W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 87.03 °C vs 74.04 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 12,332 vs 11,194 More than 10% better PassMark score
Lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2014 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 17x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 1,460 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 4.45 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2648L v3 vs Core i7 4790K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2648L v3  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Quad core

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
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 75W 88W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 4.45 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 71.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2648L v3  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 8
L3 cache 30 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 - 87.03°C Unknown - 74.04°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 4.63 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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2648L v3
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