CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5540 vs 3770K 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  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 E5540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5540

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Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 114.97W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 112.39 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770K

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.23 pt/$ More than 9.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 1,141 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,544 vs 4,857 More than 95% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.57 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 2.24 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 4.45 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5540 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5540
8,617
Core i7 3770K
13,098

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5540
112,700 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5540
7,362
Core i7 3770K
13,703

GeekBench

Xeon E5540
8,085
Core i7 3770K
17,972

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5540  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5540  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 19 35
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 332
Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 2.24 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 114.97W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 32,768 MB
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