CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5606 vs 2427 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

4.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5606 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5606  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5606

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5606

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer manufacturing process 32 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
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 2427

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AMD Opteron 2427

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz vs 2.99 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5606 vs Opteron 2427

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
5,123
Opteron 2427
8,531

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,583.5
Opteron 2427
1,163

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,040 MB/s
Opteron 2427
94.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5606
3,022
Opteron 2427
3,069

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5606  vs
Opteron 2427 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 75W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1.22 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 60.94W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 2,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5606  vs
Opteron 2427 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 16 11
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - UnknownV

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 3.2 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
Intel Xeon E5606
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AMD Opteron 2427
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