CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2630L v3 vs E5-1620 v3 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

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 10 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 113.75W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 2.07 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per dollar 5.47 pt/$ vs 0.45 pt/$ More than 12x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2630L v3 vs E5-1620 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 E5-2630L v3
1,730 MB/s
Xeon E5-1620 v3
4,055,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2630L v3  vs
E5-1620 v3 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
AVX
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 140W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 5.04 pt/W 11.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 0 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 0 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2630L v3  vs
E5-1620 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 20 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.4°C Unknown - 66.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.07 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.07 GHz 3.73 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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3
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