CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220LV2 vs E3-1220 v2 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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Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

Reasons to consider the
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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 56.06W 4.1x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 60.44 $/year 4.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 16.62 $/year 4.1x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 6,602 vs 4,427 Around 50% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 4.66 pt/$ vs 0.78 pt/$ Around 6x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220LV2 vs E3-1220 v2

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155

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 17W 69W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 8.68 pt/W 13.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 56.06W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 31

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 3.45 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 Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,003.52 MB 33,556.48 MB
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