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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2609

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Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x 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 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
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,191 vs 980 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.56 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2609 vs E3-1240 v3

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 E5-2609
1,620,000 MB/s
Xeon E3-1240 v3
4,330,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2609  vs
E3-1240 v3 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 80W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 8.89 pt/W 21.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2609  vs
E3-1240 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.56 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.71 GHz

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
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2609
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