CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5606 vs 5130 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 E5606

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5606

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher clock speed 2.13 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz vs 2.54 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5130

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Intel Xeon 5130

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.59 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 20% 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 E5606 vs 5130

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
5,123
Xeon 5130
3,790

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,583.5
Xeon 5130
1,098

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,040 MB/s
Xeon 5130
80,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
5,056
Xeon 5130
1,897

GeekBench

Xeon E5606
5,056
Xeon 5130
3,212

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5606
3,022
Xeon 5130
1,379

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5606  vs
5130 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 771

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 1.22 pt/W 1.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

details

Xeon E5606  vs
5130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 16 6
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 2.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 2.54 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 E5606
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