CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4617 vs 2600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 10,986 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 114.5W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 41.87 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.26 pt/$ More than 10.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 3.2 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,876 vs 2,644 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4617 vs Core i7 2600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
35,383
Core i7 2600
10,986

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
2,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4617  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 3.2 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 114.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 57,600 MB/s 8 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-4617  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1.22 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.93 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
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