CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5130 vs Q8300 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

5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

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Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,434 vs 1,897 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz vs 2.54 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,745 vs 3,790 More than 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Nov, 2008 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,373 vs 1,098 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.33 GHz vs 2.59 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5130 vs Core2 Quad Q8300

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 Q8300
106,750 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 Q8300 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.5 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
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.45 pt/W 1.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Xeon 5130  vs
Core2 Quad Q8300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 456,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 6 7
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.59 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 3.32 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
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