Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 vs Intel Core i7-4820K

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Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-4820K
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Core i7-4820K

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 and the Intel Core i7-4820K and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 12 core processor released in Q3/2014 with the Intel Core i7-4820K which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2013.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (24)
Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32) CPU group Intel Core i 4000X (3)
5 Generation 4
Haswell E Architecture Ivy Bridge E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Successor Intel Core i7-5820K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz (3.30 GHz). The processor can compute 24 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-4820K clocks with 3.70 GHz (3.90 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4820K
12 Cores 4
24 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.50 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 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 E5-2680 v3 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4820K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- 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.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 768 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, while the Intel Core i7-4820K supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 59.7 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4820K
DDR4-2133 Memory DDR3-1866
768 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
68.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 59.7 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
30.00 MB L3 Cache 10.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 40
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 has a TDP of 120 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-4820K is 130 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4820K
120 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 130 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 has 30.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-4820K is at 10.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm.

Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4820K
22 nm Technology 22 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, AVX
LGA 2011-3 Socket LGA 2011
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, Linux
Q3/2014 Release date Q3/2013
-- Release price 280 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 (97%)
Intel Core i7-4820K (85%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K (38%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
908 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
772 (85%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
9658 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3392 (35%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
1041 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
740 (71%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
8053 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2803 (35%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
15348 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6500 (42%)

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 E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
4730 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1851 (39%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
127 (90%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
1850 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
728 (39%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
263 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
3299 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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