CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-4660 v3 vs E5-2650 v3 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

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3  based on its value.

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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 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 14 vs 10 4 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 28 vs 20 8 more threads
Better PassMark score 18,007 vs 14,951 More than 20% better PassMark score
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 82.5 °C vs 78.9 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 9 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3

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Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 0.69 pt/$ vs 0.1 pt/$ More than 7x better performance per dollar
Significantly better performance per watt 7.93 pt/W vs 3.87 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 97.5W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 28.91 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 105.12 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-4660 v3 vs E5-2650 v3

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
E5-2650 v3 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Processing Cores Deca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
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 Yes
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB

details

Xeon E5-4660 v3  vs
E5-2650 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 28 20
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 82.5°C Unknown - 78.9°C

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 120W 105W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 3.87 pt/W 7.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 85.31W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 76,800 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,800 MHz 4,800 MHz
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