CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5504 vs E3-1230 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance, cost to run 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 RAM 147,456 MB vs 33,556.48 MB Supports around 4.5x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,890 vs 2,732 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,945 vs 821 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 9.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.25 pt/$ vs 0.51 pt/$ Around 8.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.82 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5504 vs E3-1230 v2

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
Xeon E3-1230 v2
2,450,000 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
E3-1230 v2 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

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 69W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 13.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 56.06W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 19,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 33,556.48 MB

details

Xeon E5504  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 15 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 65.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.82 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz 3.67 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 DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5504
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