CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5430 vs E3-1240 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 E3-1240 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1240  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5430

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 65W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,001 vs 3,819 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,847 vs 1,146 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz vs 3.44 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5430 vs E3-1240

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5430
9,584
Xeon E3-1240
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5430
1,384
Xeon E3-1240
3,204

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5430
112.9 MB/s
Xeon E3-1240
4,280 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5430
3,819
Xeon E3-1240
8,001

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L5430
1,146
Xeon E3-1240
1,847

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5430  vs
E3-1240 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 50W 80W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 2.68 pt/W 2.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 40.63W 65W

details

Xeon L5430  vs
E3-1240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 57°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 3.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 3.71 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 L5430
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