CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7540 vs 74 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

4.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Turion X2 74 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Turion X2 74  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7540

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly 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 newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,540 vs 1,696 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Turion X2 74

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AMD Turion X2 74

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 58,900 MB/s vs 86.5 MB/s Around 681x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 64 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 1.83 pt/W vs 0.54 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7540 vs Turion X2 74

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7540
2,540
Turion X2 74
1,696

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7540
86.5 MB/s
Turion X2 74
58,900 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7540  vs
Turion X2 74 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1567
S1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 35W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 0.54 pt/W 1.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 28.44W

details

Xeon E7540  vs
Turion X2 74 
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 2.21 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

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 400 MHz
Intel Xeon E7540
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AMD Turion X2 74
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