CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5238 vs E3-1220LV2 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2  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 more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

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Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

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Much better performance per watt 8.68 pt/W vs 2.13 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Feb, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5238 vs E3-1220LV2

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5238  vs
E3-1220LV2 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 2.13 pt/W 8.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W

details

Xeon L5238  vs
E3-1220LV2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 77.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 1.8 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 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon L5238
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