CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2830 vs 8320 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

FX 8320
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.
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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8320 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2830

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2830

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 101.56W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 30.11 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 109.5 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 6.95 pt/$ vs 0.05 pt/$ More than 139.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,352 vs 6,056 More than 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 7.79 pt/W vs 0.84 pt/W Around 9.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,066 vs 1,181.5 Around 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2830 vs FX 8320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2830
6,056
FX 8320
10,352

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2830
1,181.5
FX 8320
2,066

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2830
79.5 MB/s
FX 8320
2,320,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2830  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1567
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
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 105W 125W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.84 pt/W 7.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Xeon E7-2830  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 16 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 61.1°C

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
DDR3-1866
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Xeon E7-2830
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