Intel Xeon E5-2450 vs Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2

Compare Intel Xeon E5 Family 8 core CPU vs Intel 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

31 %
32 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

29 %
50 %
72% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

31 %
19% slightly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

31 %
24% slightly better heavy workload score
25 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
100% significantly more cores
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
100% significantly more threads
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
61% significantly higher clock speed

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

590th of 1,337
568th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Xeon E5 Family
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1066
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Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

Yes
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Xeon E5-2450 vs Xeon E3-1240 V2 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E3-1240 V2 performs better than the Xeon E5-2450. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2450 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2450 has significantly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Xeon E3-1240 V2 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E3-1240 V2. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E3-1240 V2 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2450.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2450 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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