CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3440 vs 240 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X3440 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3440  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3440

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3440

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,898 vs 2,624 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,726 vs 1,423 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 3.67 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3440 vs Athlon II X2 240

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 X3440
108,800 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240
112,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3440  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.72 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800

details

Xeon X3440  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 23
Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 3.67 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
Intel Xeon X3440
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