CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs 4430 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Much better PassMark score 14,178 vs 6,279 More than 2.2x 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
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 3.27 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 4430

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Much better performance per dollar 4.14 pt/$ vs 0.49 pt/$ Around 8.5x better performance per dollar
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
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 109.69W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,925 vs 2,646 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 9.12 pt/W vs 7.64 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs Core i5 4430

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
Core i5 4430
9,210

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
Core i5 4430
4,070,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
20,376
Core i5 4430
8,908

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Core i5 4430
9,763

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2690
31,327
Core i5 4430
9,763

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2690
14,178
Core i5 4430
6,279

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Core i5 4430 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad 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 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 7.64 pt/W 9.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 68.25W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Core i5 4430 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 3.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 3.14 GHz

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 1,100 MHz

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
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