CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5240 vs 8374 HE 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

4.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon L5240 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon L5240  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5240

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% 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) 4.05 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 44.69W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jan, 2009 vs Jul, 2008 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5240 vs Opteron 8374 HE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5240
128.5 MB/s
Opteron 8374 HE
87,800 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5240  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
F

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 40W 55W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.22 pt/W 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 44.69W

details

Xeon L5240  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 8
Clock multiplier 9 11
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 56°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 2.2 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 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Xeon L5240
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AMD Opteron 8374 HE
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