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Front view of Intel E3-1240V5

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Intel E3-1240V5

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the E3-1240V5  vs Core i5 6500 

clock speed

3.5 GHz
Core i5 6500
3.2 GHz

turbo clock speed

3.9 GHz
Core i5 6500
3.6 GHz

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


E3-1240V5  vs
Core i5 6500 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB


E3-1240V5  vs
Core i5 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W


Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Intel E3-1240V5
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