CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5240 vs 3217U 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon L5240 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon L5240  based on its single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Xeon L5240

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 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,286 vs 879 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 56 °C Around 90% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 32.5W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 2.22 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.53 pt/$ vs 0.13 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 9.64 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 35.04 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5240 vs Core i3 3217U

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
Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5240  vs
Core i3 3217U 
Clock speed 3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
BGA 1023

features

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

power consumption

TDP 40W 17W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 2.22 pt/W 6.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 13.81W

details

Xeon L5240  vs
Core i3 3217U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 56°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon L5240
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