CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1225 v2 vs 3770 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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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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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 9.21 mPixels/s vs 3.02 mPixels/s More than 3x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 3.14 pt/$ vs 2.33 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per watt 9.38 pt/W vs 7.25 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Intel Core i7 3770

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 6,822 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,904 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v2 vs Core i7 3770

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v2
12.83 mHash/s
Core i7 3770
9.07 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Xeon E3-1225 v2
9.21 mPixels/s
Core i7 3770
3.02 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1225 v2
1.01 fps
Core i7 3770
-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 i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 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 77W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 9.38 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 62.56W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1225 v2  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 34

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 4.03 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 1,150 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
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