CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2650L vs E3-1270 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1270 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1270  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650L

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2650L

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much 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
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 56.88W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date 11 months later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 61.32 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 16.86 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1270

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Intel Xeon E3-1270

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,222 vs 1,117 Around 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 2.6 pt/$ vs 0.45 pt/$ More than 5.8x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2650L vs E3-1270

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 E5-2650L
1,030,000 MB/s
Xeon E3-1270
1,980,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2650L
16,330
Xeon E3-1270
11,216

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2650L
16,330
Xeon E3-1270
14,722

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2650L  vs
E3-1270 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa 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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 70W 80W
Annual home energy cost 16.86 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 61.32 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 7.09 pt/W 10.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.88W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2650L  vs
E3-1270 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 23 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 69.1°C

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 51,200 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2650L
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