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Front view of Intel Xeon E3120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3120

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 93.6W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.54 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 27.75 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 100.92 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 4.58 pt/$ vs 0.48 pt/$ Around 9.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 1.39 pt/W More than 5.8x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 5,901 vs 2,241 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,742 vs 1,338 More than 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz vs 3.17 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3120 vs Core i5 2400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3120
2,995
Core i5 2400
8,298

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3120
1,690
Core i5 2400
2,638

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3120
134.6 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E3120
2,241
Core i5 2400
5,901

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E3120
1,338
Core i5 2400
1,742

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3120  vs
Core i5 2400 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 100.92 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 93.6W

details

Xeon E3120  vs
Core i5 2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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