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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 3065

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 3065

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Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 3 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.17 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,553 vs 1,239 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 1.9 pt/W vs 0.97 pt/W More than 95% better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2009 vs Oct, 2007 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 3065 vs Core2 Duo E7500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 3065
99.1 MB/s
Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 3065  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.97 pt/W 1.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon 3065  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 228,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 11
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.33 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 3.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Xeon 3065
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