CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3520 vs E3-1225 v2 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 E3-1225 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance and cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3520

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2

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Much better performance per dollar 3.62 pt/$ vs 1.31 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 105.63W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 9.37 pt/W vs 1.38 pt/W More than 6.8x better performance per watt
Newer May, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,903 vs 1,195 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Better PassMark score 6,813 vs 5,064 Around 35% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3520 vs E3-1225 v2

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 W3520
117,600 MB/s
Xeon E3-1225 v2
2,350,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3520  vs
E3-1225 v2 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 9.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 62.56W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon W3520  vs
E3-1225 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 32

overclocking

Overclock popularity 6 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics P4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 33,556.48 MB
Intel Xeon W3520
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