CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v2 vs Z510 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2  based on its performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.1 GHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.66 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ More than 12.8x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,768 vs 207.5 More than 13.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better performance per watt 13.51 pt/W vs 3.63 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 1.1 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 6,602 vs 194 More than 34x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer May, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 1.1 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom Z510

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Intel Atom Z510

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Much lower typical power consumption 1.63W vs 56.06W 34.5x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.48 $/year vs 16.62 $/year 34.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 1.75 $/year vs 60.44 $/year 34.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v2 vs Atom Z510

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1220 v2
2,200,000 MB/s
Atom Z510
16.4 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Atom Z510 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
441

features

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

power consumption

TDP 69W 2W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 0.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 1.75 $/year
Performance per watt 13.51 pt/W 3.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 1.63W

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Atom Z510 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 11

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 1.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 1.1 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 DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
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