CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5238 vs E3-1220 v5 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5  based on its performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5238

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5238

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 65W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 19.27 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 70.08 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5

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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.28 pt/$ vs 0.13 pt/$ More than 9.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 7,691 vs 1,823 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Feb, 2008 Release date over 7 years later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 3.35 pt/W vs 2.13 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5238 vs E3-1220 v5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5238  vs
E3-1220 v5 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 80W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 2.13 pt/W 3.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 65W

details

Xeon L5238  vs
E3-1220 v5 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 45 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.55 - 1.52V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 4.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 4.53 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 FSB
Number of links 1 1
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