CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5240 vs 8350 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  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 E5240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5240

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 159.66W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 66 °C vs 61 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.89 GHz vs 4.69 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 0.19 pt/$ Around 43.8x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 2,424 More than 3.8x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 1.86 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Feb, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 1,277 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5240 vs FX 8350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5240
2,424
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5240
1,277
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5240  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 771
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.86 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Xeon E5240  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 21
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.89 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.89 GHz 4.69 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
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