CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7330 vs Q6600 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7330

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 85.31W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 66 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2007 vs Jan, 2007 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 102,800 MB/s vs 80,400 MB/s Around 30% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% 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 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 2,639 More than 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7330 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

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 E7330
80,400 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7330  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 105W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 85.31W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon E7330  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.52 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 E7330
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