CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5205 vs E5500 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

No winner declared

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Front view of Intel Pentium E5500

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5205

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5205

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Pentium E5500

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.61 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz vs 3.25 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2010 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 66 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5205 vs Pentium E5500

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 E5205
127,800 MB/s
Pentium E5500
119,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5205  vs
Pentium E5500 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.71 pt/W 1.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 800 MHz

details

Xeon E5205  vs
Pentium E5500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 228,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 14
Voltage range 0.95 - 1.21V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz 3.91 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
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