CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5504 vs 3555LE 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3555LE 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3555LE  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5504

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5504

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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
Better performance per dollar 0.51 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 3555LE

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Intel Core i7 3555LE

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 65W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,643 vs 821 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 76 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 4.96 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 19.27 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 70.08 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5504 vs Core i7 3555LE

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 E5504
86,200 MB/s
Core i7 3555LE
2,090 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5504  vs
Core i7 3555LE 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
BGA 1023

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 25W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 4.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 20.31W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 16,384 MB

details

Xeon E5504  vs
Core i7 3555LE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 15 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.82 GHz 2.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz 2.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 550 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,344.5

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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