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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4617

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4617

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 35,383 vs 11,483 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 159.66W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 15 MB vs 8 MB Around 90% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2.5x more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,644 vs 2,193 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 56.1 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 0.26 pt/$ More than 31.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 3.2 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 5 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4617 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
35,383
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
2,644
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
2,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4617  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 125W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 3.2 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 3,600 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Xeon E5-4617  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.81 - 1.45V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 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 Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Xeon E5-4617
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