CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v2 vs 1403 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

5.4

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 cost to run.

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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 2.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 6,602 vs 2,747 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,806 vs 1,392 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 5 MB 60% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Pentium 1403

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Intel Pentium 1403

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Supports more RAM 384,000 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 11.5x more RAM
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v2 vs Pentium 1403

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
Pentium 1403
1,740,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Pentium 1403 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
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 80W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 13.51 pt/W 8.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 65W

bus

Architecture DMI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 0 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Pentium 1403 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 5 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 2.6 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 384,000 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2
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