CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5450 vs E5-4603 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5450 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5450  based on its single-core performance and 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 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
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 Intel Xeon E5-4603

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5450 vs E5-4603

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5450
4,244
Xeon E5-4603
5,014

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5450
1,270
Xeon E5-4603
1,063

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5450  vs
E5-4603 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 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 1.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 77.19W

details

Xeon E5450  vs
E5-4603 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 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 FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5450
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