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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240L v3

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Intel Xeon E3-1240L v3

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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 performance per watt 10.05 pt/W vs 3.16 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark score 7,514 vs 2,936 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,744 vs 1,575 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2014 vs Feb, 2014 Release date 2 months later
Front view of Intel Pentium G3240T

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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better performance per dollar 1.14 pt/$ vs 0.91 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1240L v3 vs Pentium G3240T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1240L v3  vs
Pentium G3240T 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s

details

Xeon E3-1240L v3  vs
Pentium G3240T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 10.05 pt/W 3.16 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1240L v3
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