CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5530 vs E5530 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 L5530

Reasons to consider the
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Lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 65W 25% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5530

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.39 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.38 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5530 vs E5530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5530
11,832
Xeon E5530
5,726

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5530
2,962
Xeon E5530
1,700

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5530
189.1 MB/s
Xeon E5530
110,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5530
4,351
Xeon E5530
4,605

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L5530
1,018
Xeon E5530
1,086

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5530  vs
E5530 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 60W 80W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 2.86 pt/W 1.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 48.75W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 147,456 MB

details

Xeon L5530  vs
E5530 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 731,000,000
Max CPUs 2 2
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 76°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.39 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

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 46,928 MB/s 46,928 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,860 MT/s
Clock speed 2,930 MHz 2,930 MHz
Intel Xeon L5530
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