CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4660 v3 vs 6700K 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
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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 14 vs 4 10 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 28 vs 8 20 more threads
Significantly better PassMark score 18,007 vs 11,109 More than 60% better PassMark score
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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 82.5 °C vs 64 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.1 pt/$ Around 9.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 97.5W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,728 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 28.91 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 105.12 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4660 v3 vs Core i7 6700K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Processing Cores 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 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 28 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 82.5°C Unknown - 64°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
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 91W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 3.87 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 73.94W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
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