CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4660 v3 vs 4170 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3

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More cores 14 vs 2 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 28 vs 4 24 more threads
Much better PassMark score 18,007 vs 5,168 Around 3.5x better PassMark 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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 82.5 °C vs 72 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Much better performance per dollar 7.12 pt/$ vs 0.1 pt/$ Around 72.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 97.5W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 15.43 pt/W vs 3.87 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 1,728 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4660 v3 vs Core i3 4170

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
Core i3 4170 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Dual 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 Yes
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
Core i3 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 28 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 82.5°C Unknown - 72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 120W 54W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 3.87 pt/W 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 43.88W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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