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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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
61% significantly higher clock speed

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

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


The product line

Xeon E5 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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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