CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5240 vs 3632QM 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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3632QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3632QM  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption 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 more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.89 GHz vs 2.87 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Core i7 3632QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.28 pt/$ vs 0.19 pt/$ Around 7x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 13.87 pt/W vs 1.86 pt/W Around 7.5x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 66 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better PassMark score 7,155 vs 2,424 Around 3x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Feb, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,598 vs 1,277 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5240 vs Core i7 3632QM

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5240  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.86 pt/W 13.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W

details

Xeon E5240  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.89 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.89 GHz 2.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon E5240
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