CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5630 vs 6700 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 Core i7 6700 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5630

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More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 52.81W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700

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Intel Core i7 6700

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,159 vs 943 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 0.87 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark score 10,038 vs 4,420 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
Better performance per watt 4.09 pt/W vs 1.92 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 63.1 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.98 GHz vs 3.66 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.18 GHz vs 3.48 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5630 vs Core i7 6700

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5630
4,420
Core i7 6700
10,038

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5630  vs
Core i7 6700 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

power consumption

TDP 40W 65W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 4.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon L5630  vs
Core i7 6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.1°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.66 GHz 3.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 4.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.66 GHz 3.98 GHz

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 65,536 MB
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