CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2640 vs 7200U 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

9.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2640 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2640  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon E5-2640

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2640

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2640

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2640

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x 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 PassMark score 15,348 vs 4,694 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
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
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
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel 7200U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 77.19W 6.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 11.11 pt/W vs 7.66 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2016 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 6.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 6.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2640 vs 7200U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2640
9,664
7200U
1,992

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2640
2,099
7200U
2,020

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2640
1,400,000 MB/s
7200U
2,110 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2640
15,348
7200U
4,694

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5-2640
1,854
7200U
1,740

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2640  vs
7200U 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 15W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 7.66 pt/W 11.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2640  vs
7200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.07 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 620
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 42,666.64 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2640
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