CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5620 vs 2100 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5620

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5620

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 14,086 vs 4,786 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 3 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 2.18 pt/$ vs 1.14 pt/$ More than 90% better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 98.28W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 7.59 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 37.88 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 77.6 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,059 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5620 vs Core i3 2100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5620
14,086
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5620
1,898
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5620
1,280,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5620
8,737
Core i3 2100
4,738

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5620
11,417
Core i3 2100
5,042

GeekBench

Xeon E5620
11,417
Core i3 2100
7,901

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5620
4,873
Core i3 2100
3,664

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5620
1,059
Core i3 2100
1,583

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5620  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 7.59 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 98.28W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5620  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 18 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 77.6°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 12 101
Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB
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