CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220L v3 vs G3240 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3240 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium G3240  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 E3-1220L v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220L v3

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Much lower typical power consumption 10.56W vs 43.06W 4.1x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 6.89 pt/W vs 3.12 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year vs 12.77 $/year 4.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 11.39 $/year vs 46.43 $/year 4.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

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Intel Pentium G3240

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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 2.36 pt/$ vs 0.46 pt/$ More than 5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,785 vs 829 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better PassMark score 3,196 vs 2,110 More than 50% better PassMark score
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220L v3 vs Pentium G3240

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220L v3  vs
Pentium G3240 
Clock speed 1.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E3-1220L v3  vs
Pentium G3240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 13W 53W
Annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year 12.77 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 11.39 $/year 46.43 $/year
Performance per watt 6.89 pt/W 3.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 10.56W 43.06W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1220L v3
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