CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2667 v3 vs 4790 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3

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Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Significantly better PassMark score 16,101 vs 9,996 More than 60% better PassMark score
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
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 77.8 °C vs 72.72 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Much better performance per dollar 2.97 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 13.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 109.69W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 3.29 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,284 vs 2,045 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2667 v3 vs Core i7 4790

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2667 v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

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

details

Xeon E5-2667 v3  vs
Core i7 4790 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 20 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 - 77.8°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 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 135W 84W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 3.29 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 68.25W

bus

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