CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs 4770K


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

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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 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
Much better PassMark score 17,304 vs 10,016 Around 75% better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (32-bit) score 20,392 vs 14,360 More than 40% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 20.77 pt/W vs 13.47 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 109.69W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 3.38 pt/$ vs 1.34 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,879 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench (32-bit)

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Xeon E5-2690 Core i7 4770K @ cpubenchmark.net
Futuremark 3DMark has three primary benchmark tests that you can run and which test you should be running depends on the system that you are benchmarking on.
Core i7 4770K | by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Passmark (Single Core)

If you look closer at the results for Cloud Gate you'll see that AMD won in the graphics tests, but lost in the Physics test, so Futuremark 3DMark must have more weight on the physics test than the GPU test in this test scenario.
Core i7 4770K | by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E5-2690  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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


Xeon E5-2690  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72.72°C


Overclock popularity 7 205

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 20.77 pt/W 13.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 68.25W


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