CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X6550 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

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Intel Core i7 4770K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X6550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X6550

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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
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2.25 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Front view of 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 2.4 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.04 pt/$ Around 103.8x 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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 600 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 0.73 pt/W More than 15.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.07 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 10,016 vs 2,977 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 X6550 vs Core i7 4770K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X6550
2,977
Core i7 4770K
10,016

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X6550  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Octa 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 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 0.73 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

details

Xeon X6550  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.07 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.07 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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