Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 vs E5-1620 v3

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Games supported 94%

General info

Comparing Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating975984
Value for money2.706.95
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameHaswell-WS (2013)Haswell-EP (2014)
Release date2 June 2013 (9 years ago)8 September 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$300no data
Current price$113 (0.4x MSRP)$21
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads88
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache8192 KB (shared)10 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm22 nm
Die size160 mm2356 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data66 °C
Number of transistors1,400 million2,600 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCLGA1150FCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)80 Watt140 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+-
TSXno data+
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access+-
SIPP+no data
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAEno data46 Bit
Fast Memory Access+no data

Security technologies

Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
Identity Protection++
OS Guard++
Anti-Theft+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3 are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4DDR4-1333, DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size32 GB768 GB
Max memory channels24
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s68 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E3-1240 v3 and Xeon E5-1620 v3.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1640

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon E3-1240 v3 7.00
+0.9%
Xeon E5-1620 v3 6.94
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E3-1240 v3 7058
+0.8%
Xeon E5-1620 v3 7001

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E3-1240 v3 905
+9%
Xeon E5-1620 v3 830

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E3-1240 v3 3385
Xeon E5-1620 v3 3537
+4.5%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.00 6.94
Recency 2 June 2013 8 September 2014
Boost clock speed 3800 3600
Base clock speed 3400 3500
Thermal design power (TDP) 80 Watt 140 Watt

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