CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1620 vs 5110 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-1620 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-1620  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 E5-1620

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-1620

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,487 vs 1,079 More than 8.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,117 vs 619 Around 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.47 pt/W vs 1.17 pt/W More than 6.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 3.3 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 8.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.51 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5110

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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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1620 vs 5110

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1620
12,397
Xeon 5110
3,028

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1620
2,460,000 MB/s
Xeon 5110
68,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-1620
9,487
Xeon 5110
1,079

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1620  vs
5110 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 771

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.47 pt/W 1.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

details

Xeon E5-1620  vs
5110 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 38 6
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 2.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 2.51 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 QPI FSB
Number of links 0 1
Clock speed 0 MHz 1,066 MHz
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