CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5502 vs 5160 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

Too close to call

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Front view of Intel Xeon 5160

Intel Xeon 5160

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5502

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5502

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Newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2009 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5160

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Intel Xeon 5160

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz vs 3.02 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5502 vs 5160

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5502
3,872
Xeon 5160
5,525

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5502
2,161
Xeon 5160
1,569

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5502
133.1 MB/s
Xeon 5160
120,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5502
1,381
Xeon 5160
1,971

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 5160
1,130

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5502  vs
5160 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 771

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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 80W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.04 pt/W 1.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Xeon E5502  vs
5160 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 14 9
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.02 GHz 3.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.02 GHz 3.63 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes No
Intel Xeon E5502
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