CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4655 v3 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 E5-4655 v3

Reasons to consider the
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
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
Slightly lower typical power consumption 109.69W vs 113.75W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 9 months later
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 5% 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 19,858 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ More than 16.2x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.19 pt/W vs 2.08 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,657 vs 3,379 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4655 v3 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 E5-4655 v3
3,620 MB/s
Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4655 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Hexa 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
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E5-4655 v3  vs
Core i7 5960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 16
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 135W 140W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 2.08 pt/W 7.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 0 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3
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