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Front view of Intel Xeon L5630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5630

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Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 65W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 70.08 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 19.27 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Almost the same
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,001 vs 4,420 More than 80% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,847 vs 943 More than 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz vs 3.66 GHz Almost the same
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5630 vs E3-1240

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5630
953.5
Xeon E3-1240
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5630
968.5
Xeon E3-1240
3,204

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5630
51.5 MB/s
Xeon E3-1240
4,280 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5630
4,420
Xeon E3-1240
8,001

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5630  vs
E3-1240 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 40W 80W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 2.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon L5630  vs
E3-1240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 16 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 10
Overclocked clock speed 3.66 GHz 3.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.66 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 QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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