Intel Core i7-4770K vs Xeon E5-1620 v2

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Intel Core i7-4770K advantages



Intel Core i7-4770K
  • This processor has AVX2 and FMA3 instructions, that appeared in modern CPUs not too far ago. These extensions are not widely used by programs yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor is not "locked". As a result, the processor can be freely overclocked on most motherboards to achieve higher performance.
  • The CPU features integrated HD 4600 graphics. This GPU can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the processor is better.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 advantages



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  • The microprocessor comes with higher base frequency than the Intel Core i7-4770K.
  • The CPU is priced 13% cheaper.

i7-4770K vs E5-1620 v2 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important Intel E5-1620 v2 and Core i7-4770K characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
8
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
3.9GHz
 
3.9GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
9MB
 
11MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
84W
 
130W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
400
320
240
160
80
0
 
 
$339
 
$294
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - Intel Core i7-4770K       - Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2

Detailed side by side comparison of Core i7-4770K vs Xeon E5-1620 v2 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i7-4770K Xeon E5-1620 v2
General recommendations:
Supports AVX2 / FMA3 instructions,
Allows effortless overclocking,
Integrates HD 4600 graphics,
Lower power
  General recommendations:
Has higher base frequency,
Lower official price

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
More expensive
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Does not have on-chip GPU,
Needs significantly more power

Similar processors

Core i7-4770K Xeon E5-1620 v2
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as i7-4770K and Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i7-4770K and Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i7-4770KIntel Xeon E5-1620 v2
Market segmentDesktopServer
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i7Xeon
Basic details
Model numberi7-4770KE5-1620 v2
CPU part numberCM8064601464206CM8063501292405
Box part numberBX80646I74770K
BXC80646I74770K
BXF80646I74770K
 
Introduction dateJune 2, 2013September 10, 2013
Current official price$339 (as of Mar 2014)$294 (as of Mar 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameHaswellIvy Bridge-EP
MicroarchitectureHaswellIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1150Socket 2011
Frequency (MHz)35003700
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3900
Clock Multiplier3537
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
L3 cache (KB)819210240
Max temperature (°C)72.7270
TDP (Watt)84130
Core voltage (V) 0.65 - 1.3
Cores4
Threads8
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4600None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels24
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866
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