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Intel Xeon E5-2430

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2430

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Significantly 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
Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 3 MB 5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 1.22 pt/$ vs 0.32 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Significantly better PassMark score 6,878 vs 1,719 More than 4x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,263 vs 689 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 16,998.4 MB Supports around 23.2x more RAM
Significantly better performance per watt 7.36 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Newer May, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date 11 months later
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 77.19W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2430 vs Core i3 2340UE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2430  vs
Core i3 2340UE 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
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
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 16,998.4 MB

details

Xeon E5-2430  vs
Core i3 2340UE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 800 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 17W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 7.36 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 13.81W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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