CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1225 v2 vs 3475S 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 Xeon E3-1225 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 9.21 mPixels/s vs 3.26 mPixels/s More than 2.8x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3475S

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Intel Core i5 3475S

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,405,000 MB/s vs 2,350,000 MB/s Almost the same
Significantly better performance per dollar 3.47 pt/$ vs 3.14 pt/$ More than 10% better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 62.56W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 10.72 pt/W vs 9.38 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 18.55 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 67.45 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v2 vs Core i5 3475S

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v2
12.83 mHash/s
Core i5 3475S
11.02 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Xeon E3-1225 v2
9.21 mPixels/s
Core i5 3475S
3.26 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v2
1.01 fps
Core i5 3475S
-1 fps

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 E3-1225 v2
2,350,000 MB/s
Core i5 3475S
2,405,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v2  vs
Core i5 3475S 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes No

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 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.38 pt/W 10.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1225 v2  vs
Core i5 3475S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 29

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 3.73 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2
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