CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3040 vs 750 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 750 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 750  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 3040

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 3040

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 122.45W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 42.81 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 122.73 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,025 vs 1,974 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,013 vs 1,062 Around 90% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per dollar 0.77 pt/$ vs 0.32 pt/$ More than 2.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz vs 2.88 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 61.4 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.56 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 3040 vs Core i5 750

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 3040
1,974
Core i5 750
6,025

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 3040
1,062
Core i5 750
2,013

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 3040
95.9 MB/s
Core i5 750
127,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 3040
1,281
Core i5 750
3,711

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 3040  vs
Core i5 750 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1156

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 42.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 122.73 $/year
Performance per watt 0.83 pt/W 0.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 122.45W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in

details

Xeon 3040  vs
Core i5 750 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 167,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.4°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.88 GHz 4.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.56 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.88 GHz 4.13 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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