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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3

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Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 19,858 vs 13,098 More than 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 84.4 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 114.97W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 42.19 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ Around 36.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 2.08 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4655 v3 vs Core i7 3770K

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 E5-4655 v3
3,620 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4655 v3  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad 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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-4655 v3  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 84.4°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

power consumption

TDP 135W 77W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 2.08 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 114.97W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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