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Intel Core i5 4590

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2650

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 6 MB More than 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 10,190 vs 7,229 More than 40% better PassMark score
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 77.4 °C vs 72.72 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ More than 7.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 1,297 Around 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 6.61 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2650 vs Core i5 4590

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
5,977
Core i5 4590
10,601

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
1,350,000 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
19,887
Core i5 4590
10,266

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
25,599
Core i5 4590
11,085

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2650
25,599
Core i5 4590
11,085

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2650
10,190
Core i5 4590
7,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2650  vs
Core i5 4590 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1150

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2650  vs
Core i5 4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 28 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 77.4°C Unknown - 72.72°C

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 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 6.61 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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