Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2620

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2620

Report a correction
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 7,957 vs 1,249 More than 6.2x better PassMark score
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
Much better performance per watt 6.57 pt/W vs 0.95 pt/W Around 7x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.52 pt/$ vs 0.24 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.28 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Xeon 5120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5120

Report a correction
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x 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 0.33 MB/core More than 6x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2620 vs 5120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2620
10,510
Xeon 5120
3,487

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2620
1,736
Xeon 5120
1,011

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2620
1,315,000 MB/s
Xeon 5120
96.45 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2620
7,957
Xeon 5120
1,249

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2620  vs
5120 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Hexa 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 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.57 pt/W 0.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Xeon E5-2620  vs
5120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 25 7
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 77.4°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.28 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.28 GHz 2.2 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 2 1
Clock speed 3,600 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-2620
Report a correction
Intel Xeon 5120
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus