CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7340 vs E5-2690 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 E7340 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E7340  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7340

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7340

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 109.69W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 118.26 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 32.52 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 2.24 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% 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) 3.92 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7340 vs E5-2690

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7340
14,972
Xeon E5-2690
28,226

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7340
1,259
Xeon E5-2690
2,646

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7340
143.6 MB/s
Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7340  vs
E5-2690 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
604
LGA 2011

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 135W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 118.26 $/year
Performance per watt 2.24 pt/W 7.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 109.69W

details

Xeon E7340  vs
E5-2690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 16
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 2
Clock multiplier 9 38
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.53 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

bus

Architecture FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 4,000 MHz
Intel Xeon E7340
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