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Front view of Intel Xeon X7460

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Intel Xeon X7460

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 10.8x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 17,583 vs 1,420 Around 12.5x 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 AES single core score 6,010 MB/s vs 73.3 MB/s Around 82x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 75x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 105.63W 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 3.49 pt/W vs 0.26 pt/W Around 13.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X7460 vs Core i7 6700K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
1,420
Core i7 6700K
17,583

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
73.3 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 130W 91W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 0.26 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 73.94W

details

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 6700K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 4.61 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 0
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