CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5520 vs 6282 SE 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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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5520

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Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 113.75W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.27 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.28 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6282 SE

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AMD Opteron 6282 SE

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,116 vs 4,453 More than 2x better PassMark score
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5520 vs Opteron 6282 SE

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 E5520
102,200 MB/s
Opteron 6282 SE
1,315,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5520  vs
Opteron 6282 SE 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 core
Socket type
LGA 1366
G34

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 80W 140W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 2.4 pt/W 4.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 113.75W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800

details

Xeon E5520  vs
Opteron 6282 SE 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Clock multiplier 17 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.28 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.27 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.28 GHz 3 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 HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 2 4
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 2,930 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5520
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