CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5150 vs 2600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 5150

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5150

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 114.5W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
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
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 112.13 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Intel Core i7 2600

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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 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.16 pt/$ Around 16.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 1,020 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 8,219 vs 1,741 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 1.73 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 3.75 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5150 vs Core i7 2600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
4,970
Core i7 2600
10,986

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
1,413
Core i7 2600
2,876

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
106,800 MB/s
Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
2,462
Core i7 2600
11,071

GeekBench

Xeon 5150
2,908
Core i7 2600
14,233

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5150
1,741
Core i7 2600
8,219

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 5150
1,020
Core i7 2600
1,921

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5150  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 114.5W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 5150  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 34
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 1.22 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.75 GHz 3.92 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,498.5 2,824.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 3.93 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz
Intel Xeon 5150
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