CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7540 vs 4770K 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7540

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 18 MB vs 8 MB 2.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 75% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 70% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.03 pt/$ Around 139.2x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 14,184 vs 2,540 More than 5.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,689 vs 1,308 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 0.54 pt/W Around 21x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 85.31W 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7540 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7540
2,540
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7540
86.5 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7540  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.27 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit 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

power consumption

TDP 105W 84W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 0.54 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 68.25W

details

Xeon E7540  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 4.48 GHz

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 1,250 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 4 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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