CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2695 v2 vs 3820 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3820 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3820  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2695 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5 2695 v2

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache 30 MB vs 10 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 24 vs 8 Three times as many threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 139.6W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81 °C vs 66.8 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 27,298 vs 12,538 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better performance per watt 10.45 pt/W vs 6.83 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,771.52 MB Supports around 12x more RAM
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Feb, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 49.49 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 138.93 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3820

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.51 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 8.8x better performance per dollar
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,098 vs 2,449 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.19 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2695 v2 vs Core i7 3820

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5 2695 v2
1,545,000 MB/s
Core i7 3820
2,500,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2695 v2  vs
Core i7 3820 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dodeca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
Is unlocked No Yes

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 130W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 49.49 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 138.93 $/year
Performance per watt 10.45 pt/W 6.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 139.6W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5 2695 v2  vs
Core i7 3820 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 8
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 30 MB 10 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 24 36
Operating temperature Unknown - 81°C Unknown - 66.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.19 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz 4.69 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
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,771.52 MB
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