CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2609 vs E5-2603 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2609 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2609  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 E5-2609

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 6,973 vs 3,518 Around 2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 8.89 pt/W vs 1.47 pt/W More than 6x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ Around 4.2x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.91 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.56 GHz vs 1.84 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2603

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E5-2603 vs the E5-2609.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2609 vs E5-2603

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2609
9,537
Xeon E5-2603
7,765.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2609
1,973
Xeon E5-2603
1,465.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2609
1,620,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2603
1,210 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 E5-2609  vs
E5-2603 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

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 QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2609  vs
E5-2603 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 24 18
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 0
Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.56 GHz 1.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.91 GHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 80W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 8.89 pt/W 1.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB
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