CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2670 vs 5140 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2670 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2670  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2670

Reasons to consider the
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More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More threads 16 vs 2 14 more threads
Much better PassMark score 12,270 vs 1,639 Around 7.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,590 vs 891 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 7.31 pt/W vs 1.67 pt/W More than 4.2x better performance per watt
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 80 °C vs 65 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.85 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5140

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 93.44W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.89 GHz vs 3.08 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 100.74 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 27.7 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2670 vs 5140

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2670
14,255
Xeon 5140
3,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2670
2,209
Xeon 5140
1,256

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2670
1,740,000 MB/s
Xeon 5140
99,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2670
22,189
Xeon 5140
2,326

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2670
22,189
Xeon 5140
2,590

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2670
12,270
Xeon 5140
1,639

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2670  vs
5140 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.33 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 771

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 115W 65W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.31 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 52.81W

details

Xeon E5-2670  vs
5140 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 2
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 33 7
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 80°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 2.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.08 GHz 3.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 2.85 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

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 1,333 MHz
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