CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3110 vs Q8400 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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Intel Xeon E3110

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3110

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3110

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3110

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 135.97W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 51.39 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.48 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 130.79 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.01 pt/W vs 0.94 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,267 vs 1,126 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,035 vs 3,081 Around 65% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Apr, 2009 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better performance per dollar 0.79 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ Around 10% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3110 vs Core2 Quad Q8400

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 E3110
123,300 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q8400
113,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3110  vs
Core2 Quad Q8400 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
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 51.39 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 130.79 $/year
Performance per watt 2.01 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 135.97W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3110  vs
Core2 Quad Q8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 456,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 29
Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 3.48 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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