Intel Xeon E5-2650 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

36 %
12% slightly better overall score
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

42 %
50 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

34 %
30% slightly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
36% 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
70% significantly higher clock speed

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

503rd of 1,337
568th of 1,337


The product line

Xeon E5 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Xeon E5-2650 vs Xeon E3-1240 V2 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2650 is faster than the Xeon E3-1240 V2. Despite this, the Xeon E3-1240 V2 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2650 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. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Xeon E3-1240 V2 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2650.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2650 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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