CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3120 vs E7500 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 E3120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3120

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.85 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,338 vs 1,204 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Much better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.48 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 3.17 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2009 vs Aug, 2008 Release date 4 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3120 vs Core2 Duo E7500

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 E3120
134.6 MB/s
Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3120  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 1.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Xeon E3120  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 228,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 3.85 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Xeon E3120
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