CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5504 vs E8500 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8500  based on its single-core performance and value.

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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
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,940 vs 3,230 Around 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Mar, 2009 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 72.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8500

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Intel Core2 Duo E8500

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 60% 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) 4.46 GHz vs 2.82 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,318 vs 821 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 0.63 pt/$ vs 0.51 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5504 vs Core2 Duo E8500

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
Core2 Duo E8500
129,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5504  vs
Core2 Duo E8500 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.16 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 1.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

details

Xeon E5504  vs
Core2 Duo E8500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 15 9
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.82 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz 4.46 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 FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 1,333 MHz
Intel Xeon E5504
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