CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2640 vs 3570 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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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2640 

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

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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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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 6 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 107.5W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better PassMark score 15,348 vs 6,994 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
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 more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 7.66 pt/W vs 4.22 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 38.81 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 73 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570

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Intel Core i5 3570

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.04 pt/$ vs 0.81 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,989 vs 1,854 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2640 vs Core i5 3570

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 E5-2640
1,400,000 MB/s
Core i5 3570
2,580,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2640
16,730
Core i5 3570
9,892

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2640
16,730
Core i5 3570
13,173

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2640
15,348
Core i5 3570
6,994

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2640  vs
Core i5 3570 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 7.66 pt/W 4.22 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 107.5W

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 No
Maximum bandwidth 42,666.64 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2640  vs
Core i5 3570 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 30 34
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.96 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 67°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 10
Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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