CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5502 vs 2603 v2 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 Xeon E5 2603 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5 2603 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5502

Reasons to consider the
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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.02 GHz vs 1.83 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 1.86 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2603 v2

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Much more l3 cache 10 MB vs 4 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 147,456 MB Supports more than 5.2x more RAM
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5502 vs E5 2603 v2

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5502  vs
E5 2603 v2 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 1.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 786,432 MB

details

Xeon E5502  vs
E5 2603 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 14 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.02 GHz 1.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.02 GHz 1.83 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 QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 38,400 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 3,200 MHz
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