CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7450 vs 2600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7450

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Much more l2 cache 9 MB vs 1 MB 9x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 18,532.5 vs 10,986 Around 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 73.13W vs 114.5W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.68 $/year vs 41.87 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 78.84 $/year vs 112.13 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Intel Core i7 2600

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.09 pt/$ Around 31x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,876 vs 1,070.5 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.59 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 2.33 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 68 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7450 vs Core i7 2600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
18,532.5
Core i7 2600
10,986

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
1,070.5
Core i7 2600
2,876

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
86.3 MB/s
Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7450  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz

details

Xeon E7450  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 9 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,900,000,000 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 9 34
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 1.22 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.59 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz 3.93 GHz

power consumption

TDP 90W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.68 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 78.84 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 2.33 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.13W 114.5W

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