CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1240 v3 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

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per dollar 6.2 pt/$ vs 2.33 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 21.46 pt/W vs 7.25 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,058 vs 12,524 Around 5% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.71 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1240 v3 vs Core i7 3770

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
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-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
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 21.46 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 62.56W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1240 v3  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.71 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

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 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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