CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-8891 v2 vs 9590 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 9590 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2

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Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2

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Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 8 MB Around 4.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 37,645 vs 13,818 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower typical power consumption 125.94W vs 178.75W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 3.75 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3.8x more l3 cache per core
More threads 20 vs 8 12 more threads
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 77 °C vs 57 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 10 vs 8 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,865 vs 2,549 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year vs 53 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year vs 192.72 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD FX 9590

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2.5 MB Around 3.2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 5.16 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ Around 79.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 5 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 5.39 pt/W vs 2.87 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-8891 v2 vs FX 9590

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 9590
13,818

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 9590
2,549

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-8891 v2
2,280 MB/s
FX 9590
2,790,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-8891 v2  vs
FX 9590 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 5 GHz
Cores Deca core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 155W 220W
Annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 2.87 pt/W 5.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 125.94W 178.75W

details

Xeon E7-8891 v2  vs
FX 9590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 8
L2 cache 2.5 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 37.5 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3.75 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Clock multiplier 32 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 77°C Unknown - 57°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2
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