CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1290 v2 vs D-1541 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Xeon D-1541

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Intel Xeon D-1541

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 70.69W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2015 vs May, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per watt 4.72 pt/W vs 3.06 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 11,333 vs 9,862 Around 15% better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.96 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 76.21 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Supports more RAM 131,072 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 4x more RAM
Better performance per dollar 0.37 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1290 v2 vs D-1541

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 E3-1290 v2
3,040 MB/s
Xeon D-1541
3,170 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1290 v2  vs
D-1541 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 131,072 MB

details

Xeon E3-1290 v2  vs
D-1541 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 16
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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

power consumption

TDP 87W 45W
Annual home energy cost 20.96 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 76.21 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.06 pt/W 4.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 70.69W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2
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Intel Xeon D-1541
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