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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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
70% significantly higher clock speed

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

503rd 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

February 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 E5-2650 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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