CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5530 vs 4770K 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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  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 E5530

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5530

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 72.72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4770K

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.28 pt/$ Around 13.5x better performance per dollar
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
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 1.97 pt/W Around 5.8x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,086 Around 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 10,016 vs 4,605 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.39 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 4.38 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5530 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5530
5,726
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5530
110,200 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5530
7,118
Core i7 4770K
14,351

GeekBench

Xeon E5530
7,118
Core i7 4770K
18,498

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5530
4,605
Core i7 4770K
10,016

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5530  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 84W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.97 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5530  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.39 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.38 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.39 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 32,768 MB
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