Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 vs Intel Core i9-10920X

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Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-10920X
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Core i9-10920X

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 or Intel Core i9-10920X - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Core i9-10920X has 12 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.80 GHz. The CPU supports up to 256 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Core i9-10920X was released in Q4/2019.
Intel Xeon E3 (43) Family Intel Core i9 (78)
Intel Xeon E3 v5 (17) CPU group Intel Core i 10000X (4)
5 Generation 10
Skylake S Architecture Cascade Lake
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is 2.80 GHz (3.70 GHz) while the Intel Core i9-10920X has 12 CPU cores and 24 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-10920X is at 3.50 GHz (4.80 GHz).

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i9-10920X
4 Cores 12
8 Threads 24
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.80 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.80 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.40 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i9-10920X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 or Intel Core i9-10920X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency --
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation --
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
72 Compute units --
576 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12.0 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The Intel Core i9-10920X supports up to 256 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 93.8 GB/s.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i9-10920X
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR4-2933
64 GB Max. Memory 256 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 93.8 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 19.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 48
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is 45 W, while the Intel Core i9-10920X has a TDP of 165 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i9-10920X
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 94 °C

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i9-10920X is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 19.00 MB cache.

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i9-10920X
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
BGA 1440 Socket LGA 2066
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2016 Release date Q4/2019
489 $ Release price 689 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 (86%)
Intel Core i9-10920X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 (31%)
Intel Core i9-10920X (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1017 (86%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1179 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4036 (32%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
12703 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
7928 (30%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
26361 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
70 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
922 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1568 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
10960 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 @ 1.00 GHz
1152 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
115.3 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
7076 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Core i9-10920X
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