CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4603 vs 6204 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-4603 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-4603  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4603

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4603

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More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6204

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AMD Opteron 6204

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 10 MB 60% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 2.5 MB/core 60% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-4603  vs Opteron 6204 

clock speed

Xeon E5-4603
2 GHz
Opteron 6204
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E5-4603
2 GHz
Opteron 6204
3.3 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E5-4603
2 GHz
Opteron 6204
3.3 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4603  vs
Opteron 6204 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
G34

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 115W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 1.71 pt/W 0.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 93.44W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 2 4
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-4603  vs
Opteron 6204 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 4

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 3.3 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
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Intel Xeon E5-4603
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AMD Opteron 6204
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