CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2667 vs 4590 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2667 

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

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2667

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2667

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2667

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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 15 MB vs 6 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 16,389 vs 7,229 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 72.72 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ Around 14.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 3.58 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 1,882 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer May, 2014 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2667 vs Core i5 4590

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2667
40,990.5
Core i5 4590
10,601

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2667
3,054.5
Core i5 4590
3,345

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2667
2,580 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2667
19,787
Core i5 4590
10,266

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2667
26,818
Core i5 4590
11,085

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2667
26,818
Core i5 4590
11,085

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2667
16,389
Core i5 4590
7,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2667  vs
Core i5 4590 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa 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 E5-2667  vs
Core i5 4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 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 35 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°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 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 3.58 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 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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