CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220LV2 vs 3240 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 8.68 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Higher Maximum operating temperature 77.5 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 1.13 pt/$ vs 0.78 pt/$ Around 45% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220LV2 vs Core i3 3240

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 E3-1220LV2
182.8 MB/s
Core i3 3240
177,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
Core i3 3240 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 55W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 8.68 pt/W 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
Core i3 3240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 77.5°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,003.52 MB 32,768 MB
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