CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2407 v2 vs E3-1220 v2 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance, cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Jan, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 11.8x more RAM
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much better performance per dollar 4.67 pt/$ vs 0.93 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.54 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W Around 8x better performance per watt
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,806 vs 1,139 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,602 vs 4,677 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2407 v2 vs E3-1220 v2

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 E5-2407 v2
1,640 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220 v2
2,200,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2407 v2  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1356
LGA 1155

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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 69W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 1.69 pt/W 13.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 56.06W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5-2407 v2  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 24 31

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 33,556.48 MB
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