CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2658 v3 vs 5820K 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5820K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5820K  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 15 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 12 vs 6 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 113.75W 25% lower typical power consumption
More threads 24 vs 12 Twice as many threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 16,351 vs 12,995 More than 25% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.87 pt/$ vs 0.17 pt/$ Around 23x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.79 pt/W vs 2.94 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz vs 2.29 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,017 vs 1,694 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2658 v3 vs Core i7 5820K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2658 v3
17,444.5
Core i7 5820K
19,546

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2658 v3
1,710 MB/s
Core i7 5820K
4,050,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2658 v3  vs
Core i7 5820K 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Duodeca 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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 140W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 2.94 pt/W 10.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 0 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2658 v3  vs
Core i7 5820K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 12
L3 cache 30 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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.29 GHz 4.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.29 GHz 4.34 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
DDR4-1333
DDR4-1600
DDR4-2133
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
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