CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7430 vs E5540 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 E5540 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5540  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7430

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% 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 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E5540

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Much higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 73.13W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 78.84 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 21.68 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Mar, 2009 vs Sep, 2008 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7430 vs E5540

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
10,058
Xeon E5540
8,617

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
1,041
Xeon E5540
1,679

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
90.3 MB/s
Xeon E5540
112,700 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7430  vs
E5540 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Xeon E7430  vs
E5540 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 1,900,000,000 731,000,000
Max CPUs 32 2
Clock multiplier 8 19
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 76°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 3.57 GHz

power consumption

TDP 90W 80W
Annual home energy cost 21.68 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 78.84 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 2.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.13W 65W

bus

Architecture FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,930 MHz
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