CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5130 vs Q6600 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 5130

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5130

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 102,800 MB/s vs 80,600 MB/s Around 30% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,161 vs 1,897 Around 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.54 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 3,790 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.59 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2007 vs Jun, 2006 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5130 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

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 5130
80,600 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5130  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 105W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.45 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 85.31W

bus

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

details

Xeon 5130  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 6 9
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.59 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 3.52 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 5130
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