CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5310 vs E3-1220 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
Intel Xeon E3-1220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5310

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5310

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 639 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.36 pt/W More than 8.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.59 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ More than 9x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.19 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5310 vs E3-1220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5310
5,971
Xeon E3-1220
8,827

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5310
81,900 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5310
2,920
Xeon E3-1220
8,563

GeekBench

Xeon E5310
2,920
Xeon E3-1220
9,866

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5310
2,264
Xeon E3-1220
6,076

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5310  vs
E3-1220 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 80W 80W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.36 pt/W 12.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon E5310  vs
E3-1220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 6 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.19 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.19 GHz 3.49 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
Supports ECC No Yes
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