CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2658A v3 vs E3-1220 v5 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 E3-1220 v5 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB 3.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 24 vs 4 20 more threads
More cores 12 vs 4 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
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 65,536 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.28 pt/$ vs 0.08 pt/$ Around 15.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 85.31W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 3.35 pt/W vs 1.47 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 9 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2658A v3  vs E3-1220 v5 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2658A v3  vs
E3-1220 v5 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Quad core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 80W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.47 pt/W 3.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 9,600 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-2658A v3  vs
E3-1220 v5 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 4
L3 cache 30 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 4.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 4.53 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
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 65,536 MB
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