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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2418L

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Intel Xeon E5-2418L

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Much lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 77.19W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 6 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 91 °C vs 72.6 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 2500

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Intel Core i5 2500

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.86 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 7.5x 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 1,857 vs 1,090 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 9.04 pt/W vs 3.35 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark score 6,257 vs 5,202 More than 20% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2418L vs Core i5 2500

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
Core i5 2500 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2418L  vs
Core i5 2500 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 91°C Unknown - 72.6°C

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

power consumption

TDP 50W 95W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.35 pt/W 9.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 40.63W 77.19W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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