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Intel Core i5 3330

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2

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Significantly more l3 cache 15 MB vs 6 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Better PassMark score 8,570 vs 5,905 More than 45% better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 72.31W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.84 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ Around 5.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,697 vs 1,355 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 4.85 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2420 v2 vs Core i5 3330

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 E5-2420 v2
1,590 MB/s
Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2420 v2  vs
Core i5 3330 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1356
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2420 v2  vs
Core i5 3330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 22 30
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 2.67 pt/W 4.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 72.31W

bus

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