CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2695 v2 vs 6700K 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700K  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of 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 more l3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB 3.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 27,298 vs 17,583 More than 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 24 vs 8 Three times as many threads
Much better performance per watt 10.43 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81 °C vs 64 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 4,510 vs 2,449 Around 85% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 93.44W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 3.19 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 75% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2695 v2 vs Core i7 6700K

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 6700K
6,010 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2695 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dodeca core Quad core
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 91W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 10.43 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 73.94W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5 2695 v2  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 8
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 30 MB 8 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 81°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.19 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
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