CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7330 vs Q9650 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650  based on its value.

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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
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,792 vs 2,639 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.41 pt/$ vs 0.07 pt/$ Around 6.2x better performance per dollar
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,692 vs 1,046 More than 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 66 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Sep, 2007 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7330 vs Core2 Quad Q9650

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 Q9650
128,200 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7330  vs
Core2 Quad Q9650 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 95W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 1.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Xeon E7330  vs
Core2 Quad Q9650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 820,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 4.15 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
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