CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2870 vs 4460 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4460  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2870

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 6 MB 5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

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Much better performance per dollar 4.26 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 323.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,739 vs 2,429 More than 4x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,086 vs 1,293 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per watt 9.64 pt/W vs 0.43 pt/W More than 22.5x better performance per watt
Newer May, 2014 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 69 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2870 vs Core i5 4460

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 E7-2870
963.6 MB/s
Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870  vs
Core i5 4460 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1150

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Xeon E7-2870  vs
Core i5 4460 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 18 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 0.43 pt/W 9.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W
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