CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2650 vs 5930K 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5930K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5930K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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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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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 113.75W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
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
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
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 6x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 5930K

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Intel Core i7 5930K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 75% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.75 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.77 GHz vs 2.55 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,095 vs 1,297 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 11.39 pt/W vs 6.61 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 13,647 vs 10,190 Around 35% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2650 vs Core i7 5930K

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 E5-2650
1,350,000 MB/s
Core i7 5930K
4,300,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
19,887
Core i7 5930K
21,223

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650
25,599
Core i7 5930K
23,605

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2650
25,599
Core i7 5930K
23,605

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2650
10,190
Core i7 5930K
13,647

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2650  vs
Core i7 5930K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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

power consumption

TDP 95W 140W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 6.61 pt/W 11.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 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 E5-2650  vs
Core i7 5930K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
L3 cache 20 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.55 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.55 GHz 4.77 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 Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2650
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