CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2418L 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2418L

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2418L

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Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 11.8x more RAM
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 8 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 56.06W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 60.44 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 16.62 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark score 6,602 vs 5,202 More than 25% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,806 vs 1,090 More than 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 13.51 pt/W vs 3.35 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.66 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 12.2x better performance per dollar
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2418L vs E3-1220 v2

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.5 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
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 33,556.48 MB

details

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Threads 8 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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 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 50W 69W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 3.35 pt/W 13.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 40.63W 56.06W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
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