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Front view of Intel Xeon 5148

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5148

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x 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 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 52.81W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.34 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 10x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 900 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 58 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 4,216 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.89 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5148 vs Core i3 2120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5148
4,216
Core i3 2120
5,074

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5148
1,200
Core i3 2120
2,371

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5148
98.1 MB/s
Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5148
1,590
Core i3 2120
3,901

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5148  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 40W 65W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.89 pt/W 2.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 5148  vs
Core i3 2120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 58°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.33 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
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