CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5405 vs E8400 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 Core2 Duo E8400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8400  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5405

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5405

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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
Slightly better PassMark score 2,894 vs 2,172 Around 35% better PassMark score
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz vs 2.38 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,625 vs 1,095 Around 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better performance per dollar 2.31 pt/$ vs 1.66 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5405 vs Core2 Duo E8400

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 E5405
85,200 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 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 E5405  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3 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 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.64 pt/W 2.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Xeon E5405  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 6 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.38 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.38 GHz 4.23 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
Intel Xeon E5405
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Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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