CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5540 vs E5-2450L 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2450L 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2450L  based on its performance and cost to run.

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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 higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2450L

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2450L

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 7,389 vs 4,857 More than 50% better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 147,456 MB Supports around 2.8x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 56.88W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 61.32 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 16.86 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5540 vs E5-2450L

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5540
8,617
Xeon E5-2450L
20,296

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5540
112,700 MB/s
Xeon E5-2450L
1,360 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5540  vs
E5-2450L 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 80W 70W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 16.86 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 61.32 $/year
Performance per watt 2.24 pt/W 3.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 56.88W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 46,928 MB/s 32,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 2,930 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E5540  vs
E5-2450L 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

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
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 38,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 393,216 MB
Intel Xeon E5540
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