CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4640 v2 vs 5960X 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5960X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5960X  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 113.75W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
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
More cores 10 vs 8 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 20 vs 16 4 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Intel Core i7 5960X

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 26,400 vs 5,597.5 Around 4.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,657 vs 1,573 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.03 pt/$ Around 29x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 7.19 pt/W vs 0.98 pt/W More than 7.2x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jan, 2014 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4640 v2 vs Core i7 5960X

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 E5-4640 v2
103.35 MB/s
Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4640 v2  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core

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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E5-4640 v2  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 16
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 140W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 0.98 pt/W 7.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 0 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2
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