CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5630 vs 955 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 955 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X4 955  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5630

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Much lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 101.56W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 1.92 pt/W vs 1.28 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Nov, 2009 Release date 4 months later
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 955

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AMD Phenom II X4 955

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 1.69 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 12.2x better performance per dollar
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,898 vs 953.5 Around 6.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,679 vs 968.5 Around 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.66 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 3.48 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5630 vs Phenom II X4 955

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 L5630
51.5 MB/s
Phenom II X4 955
129,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5630  vs
Phenom II X4 955 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Xeon L5630  vs
Phenom II X4 955 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.88 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.1°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 259
Overclocked clock speed 3.66 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.66 GHz 3.99 GHz

power consumption

TDP 40W 125W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 32.5W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 2,930 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Xeon L5630
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