CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5450 vs 4234 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

4.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5450 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5450  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5450

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4234

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AMD Opteron 4234

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More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5450 vs Opteron 4234

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
6,390
Opteron 4234
6,979

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
1,619
Opteron 4234
1,764

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
128,600 MB/s
Opteron 4234
2,040 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5450  vs
Opteron 4234 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 771
C32

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 80W 95W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.1 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 77.19W

details

Xeon E5450  vs
Opteron 4234 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 9 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.1 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 FSB HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5450
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AMD Opteron 4234
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