CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2850 vs E3-1220 v2 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2850

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2850

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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 l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 31.2x more RAM
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 20% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 20% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.66 pt/$ vs 0.24 pt/$ Around 19.2x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 105.63W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2850 vs E3-1220 v2

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2850
962,300 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220 v2
2,200,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2850  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 130W 69W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 4.8 pt/W 13.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 56.06W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-2850  vs
E3-1220 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 15 31

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
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 33,556.48 MB
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