Product Comparison: Intel Xeon E5-2670 vs Intel Core i7-6700K


General Specifications
Brand
Intel
Intel
Model
Intel E5-2670
Core i7-6700K
Origin
Costa Rica
China
Package Size
Depth
1.8 in.
1.8 in.
Width
2 in.
4.8 in.
Height
4.9 in.
5.5 in.

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Details
Socket
FCLGA2011
FCLGA1151
Lithography
32 nm
14 nm
Type of Processors
Server
Desktop
Code Name
Sandy Bridge EP
Skylake
Technical Specifications
CPU Cores
8
4
CPU Threads
16
8
Clock Speed
2.60 GHz
4.00 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed
3.30 GHz
4.20 GHz
Max TDP
115 W
91 W
Max Temperature
80 °C
64 °C
Data Width
64 bits
64 bits
Virtualization Technology
Yes
Yes

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

What customers say about "Technical Specifications"
 
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor
  • I7 quad core processor will be more than enough muscle for any and all modern games, and probably leave your gaming rig sitting pretty years of games considering that games are much more gpu dependent.
  • This is a super smart and solid option for gamers because of its high speed (4.2 turbo boosted) and unlocked allows you to squeeze even more free performance out of it
  • Quad cores also allow worry free gaming performance while still being able to run other programs and not take a hit in performance when your computer is under a heavy workload!
  • Awesome cpu, really fast and good temperatures.
  • TEMPERATURE -1 STAR: Seems to run hot, even with multiple thermal paste applications.
Cache And Memory Specifications
L1 Cache Size
512 kB
256 kB
L2 Cache Size
2048 kB
1,024 kB
L3 Cache Size
20480 kB
8,192 kB
Max Memory Size
384 GB
64 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600
Max Memory Channels
4
2
Max Memory Bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
34.1 GB/s

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

What customers say about "Cache And Memory Specifications"
 
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor
  • The CPU has 8MB of smartcache that is shared amongst the cores. This is much better than normal cache, it allows a program in cache to be shared with another core, when the thread jumps to a new core, without copying the data to another location in cache.
  • Fast processor when powered with a good socket 1151 motherboard and enough memory.I have an ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 board and 32GB corsair DDR4 memory as well as a smile on my face
  • Everything is faster opening and switching programs games are amazingly faster was surprised how much better they ran maxed out with this chip. But also this makes the jump to DDR4 so memory has been tremendously improved stock memory is 2.2Ghz to 2.4Ghz.
  • It works fast, stays cool, and the ddr4 memory helps things stay zippy.
  • Would have been nice to have 12MB or more of cache, but the cost would have been significantly more. For the price, there is really no downside to this CPU.
Supported Technologies
Execute Disable Bit / Virus Protection
Yes
Yes
Turbo Boost / Turbo Core
2.0
2.0
Enhanced SpeedStep / PowerNow!
Yes
Yes
Hyper-Threading / HyperTransport
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Supported Technologies"
 
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor
  • It doesn't run hot even when under load and turbo boosts normally to 4.2 GHz automatically as well.
  • This is a super smart and solid option for gamers because of its high speed (4.2 turbo boosted) and unlocked allows you to squeeze even more free performance out of it.
  • Great cpu, really fast. I have a dedicated gpu, so I don't use integrated graphics. Haven't OC, but turbo boost runs at 4.2Ghz. Which is plenty fast.
  • I compare this to my i5 K series that I OC to 4 to 4.2Ghz. Its a lot snappier and i do multitask aloy. This will show up as 8 cores because its 4 true cores with HT (Hyper Threading) meaning 4 logical cores in addition.
  • Not sure if I just lost the silicon lottery or not, but this cpu seems to run really hot on certain games on a pretty good air cooler ( dark rock 3 ) while running on stock turbo boost clicks.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, HF

Intel Xeon E5-2670

Intel Core i7-6700K

Other Information
Manufacturer Link
https://ark.intel.com/products/64595/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2670-20M-Cache-2_60-GHz-8_00-GTs-Intel-QPI
https://ark.intel.com/products/88195/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_20-GHz
Date first available
January, 2012
July, 2015
Reviews
FAQ
MSRP
339 - 350 $
Rating
Amazon
4.6
4.8
Ebay
4.9
4.9
Newegg
5
5.0
Walmart
3.5
Bestbuy
5.0
Overstock
5.0
Graphics Specifications
DirectX* Support
12
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1,150 MHz
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 530
What customers say about "Graphics Specifications"
 
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor
  • Got it at a good oc of 4.25 very fast and really good integrated graphics
  • The onboard HD 530 graphics are awesome. This is a great investment and the core of a machine that will be kick-ass for years.
  • The integrated HD Graphics 530 is actually capable of playing some games on it's own, as long as your expectations are pretty low. I was able to run Crysis on High settings at an average 25 fps @1080p, which was indeed playable.
  • 4K graphics built in. 16 lanes of PCIe on board for fast access to the video card. 20 more lanes of PCIe on the chipset, so you can have another 16x video card, and a M.2 x4 drive, or whatever else you might want.
  • Well, you should probably already know this, but I think maybe the integrated graphics are a little bit overdecorated in the description.

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