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Comparing Xeon E3-1241 V3 and Intel Boxed Core I5-6600K

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  • Comparing Xeon E3-1241 V3 and Intel Boxed Core I5-6600K

    Hey everyone,

    I'm a little confused about which processor to go for. With each processor I have a different build for both costing about the same. I was pumped about the Xeon E3-1241 V3 because according to PassMark it is benchmarking quite well. But then I used to compare the 2 and the i5-6600k scored a lot faster.

    So my question is which one is faster and which one would you recommend? Which one would keep me comfortable for 5 years without needing to upgrade? Below are the 2 links comparing the 2 and I will have below the 2 builds....Thanks[]=2570&cmp[]=2341

    Xeon Build
    Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
    Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
    EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

    Intel i5-6600k
    Intel Boxed Core I5-6600K 3.50 GHz, 6 M Processor Cache 6 for LGA 1151
    MSI H170A PC Mate
    Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB
    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s
    Samsung 850 Evo 250GB
    Toshiba 2TB
    Corsair Carbide 200R
    EVGA 500B

  • #2
    The Xeon will benchmark higher as it has hyper-threading enabled allowing it to have slightly more available processing power in multi threaded situations (4 cores/8 threads vs the 4 cores/4 threads of the I5).

    As always it depends what you want the system for, if for gaming then your I5 option will be better as the GTX 970 is a more capable video card.


    • #3
      Thanks for the quick reply, I want it for gaming and multi-application processing, so maybe I'll just go for the i7 6700k