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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

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Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 9,706 vs 1,191 Around 8.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,191 vs 684 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 21.46 pt/W vs 0.45 pt/W Around 48x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 83.69W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 90.23 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 24.81 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1214

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Opteron 1214 vs the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1240 v3 vs Opteron 1214

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 E3-1240 v3
4,330,000 MB/s
Opteron 1214
54.2 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1240 v3  vs
Opteron 1214 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 103W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 21.46 pt/W 0.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 83.69W

details

Xeon E3-1240 v3  vs
Opteron 1214 
Threads 8 2
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.71 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz 3.03 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
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3
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