CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5320 vs E8600 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

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8600  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5320

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 120.65W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,799 vs 3,344 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 113.62 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8600

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Intel Core2 Duo E8600

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Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,373 vs 718 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 66 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5320 vs Core2 Duo E8600

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 E5320
93,300 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8600
136,900 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 E5320  vs
Core2 Duo E8600 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 47.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 113.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.52 pt/W 1.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 120.65W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Xeon E5320  vs
Core2 Duo E8600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 10
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 4.61 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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