Intel Xeon E5-4620 vs E3-1240

Intel Xeon E5-4620
Intel Xeon E3-1240

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
27.08
 
9.77
Type
Server
 
Server
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge-EP
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
on May 2012
 
on April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$400
 
$209
Price now
$102
 
$244

Technical specs

Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
4
Number of threads
16
 
8
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
16384 KB (shared)
 
8 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
435 mm2
 
216 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
69 °C
Transistor count
2270 million
 
1160 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
4
 
1
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
LGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
-
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
384 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
42.6 GB / s
 
21 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
20

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5-4620 19.52 +15.9%
Xeon E3-1240 16.84

Passmark

Xeon E5-4620 9248 +16%
Xeon E3-1240 7975

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-4620 and Xeon E3-1240 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-4620

15.9% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1240

Cheaper ($209 vs $400)
Less power hungry (80 vs 130 watts)
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So, Xeon E5-4620 or E3-1240?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5-4620.
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