Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2

15 Reasons why Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2 is better

than the average

1.Amply faster CPU clock speed
4 x 3.7GHzvs 4.7 x 2.3GHz (the average)
vs 8 x 8GHz (best: AMD Opteron 6220)
2.Sizably higher ram speed
1600MHzvs 1416MHz (the average)
vs 2873MHz (best: Samsung Exynos 7420)
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Distinctly more CPU threads
8vs 7 (the average)
vs 48 (best: Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4)
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4.Noticeably smaller semiconductor size
22nmvs 28nm (the average)
vs 10nm (best: MediaTek Helio X30)
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
5.Vastly higher PassMark result
9090vs 5515 (the average)
vs 17470 (best: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084)
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
6.Considerably higher turbo clock speed
4.1GHzvs 3.3GHz (the average)
vs 5GHz (best: AMD FX-9590)
When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
7.Uses hyperthreading technology
Yesvs No (59% don't have it)
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
8.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Yesvs No (70% don't have it)
An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
9.Sizably more L3 cache per core
2MB/corevs 2MB/core (the average)
vs 15MB/core (best: Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4)
More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
10.Measurably higher PassMark result (single)
2165vs 1444 (the average)
vs 2546 (best: Intel Core i7-4790K)
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
11.Supports ECC memory
Yesvs No (74% don't have it)
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
12.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.
13.Has RdRand
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.
14.Has F16C
Yesvs No (65% don't have it)
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
15.Considerably higher clock multiplier
37vs 24 (the average)
vs 47 (best: Intel Core i7-4870HQ)
The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
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