CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5639 vs E3-1230

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)

Cost to Run

Commercial Energy Cost

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Cost to Run and Value

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5639

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5639

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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
Lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 65W 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.56 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly more l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,097 vs 914 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per dollar 4.72 pt/$ vs 2.4 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 9,351 vs 5,499 More than 70% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5639 vs E3-1230

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5639
9,881
Xeon E3-1230
12,431

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5639
13,956
Xeon E3-1230
13,394

GeekBench

Xeon L5639
13,956
Xeon E3-1230
13,394

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

Xeon L5639
5,499
Xeon E3-1230
9,351

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5639  vs
E3-1230 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Hexa 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

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon L5639  vs
E3-1230 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.56 GHz

power consumption

TDP 60W 80W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 13.72 pt/W 14.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 48.75W 65W
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