CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4617 vs E5-2690 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  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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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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 Xeon E5-2690

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 15 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 16 vs 6 10 more threads
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 3.2 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much 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 E5-2690

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
35,383
Xeon E5-2690
28,226

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-4617
2,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4617  vs
E5-2690 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 135W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 118.26 $/year
Performance per watt 3.2 pt/W 7.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 109.69W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 57,600 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E5-4617  vs
E5-2690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 16
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.53 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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB
Intel Xeon E5-4617
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