CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7430 vs E5620 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 Xeon E5620 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5620  based on its cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7430

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon E5620

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.59 pt/W vs 1.39 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.18 pt/$ vs 0.09 pt/$ Around 24.2x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 73.13W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 78.84 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 21.68 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7430 vs E5620

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
10,058
Xeon E5620
14,086

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
1,041
Xeon E5620
1,898

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7430
90.3 MB/s
Xeon E5620
1,280,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7430  vs
E5620 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 90W 80W
Annual home energy cost 21.68 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 78.84 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 7.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.13W 65W

bus

Architecture FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,930 MHz

details

Xeon E7430  vs
E5620 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 2
Clock multiplier 8 18
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 77.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 3.75 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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