CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2420 vs E5-2407 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

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Intel Xeon E5-2420

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2420

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2420

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Much better performance per dollar 2.6 pt/$ vs 0.93 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
Much more l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better performance per watt 5.48 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 8,570 vs 4,677 Around 85% better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,355 vs 1,139 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2420 vs E5-2407 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 E5-2420
985,150 MB/s
Xeon E5-2407 v2
1,640 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2420  vs
E5-2407 v2 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

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 Yes No

power consumption

TDP 95W 80W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 5.48 pt/W 1.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 28,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2420  vs
E5-2407 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.65 - 1.3V

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
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 19,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB
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