CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3520 vs E5506 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 W3520 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon W3520  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Xeon W3520

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3520

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Much higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz vs 3.21 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.46 GHz vs 3.55 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5506

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Intel Xeon E5506

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Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 105.63W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 24,576 MB Supports 6x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3520 vs E5506

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
7,257
Xeon E5506
7,150

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
1,935
Xeon E5506
1,390

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
117,600 MB/s
Xeon E5506
91,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
6,599
Xeon E5506
4,572

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
7,836
Xeon E5506
5,593

GeekBench

Xeon W3520
9,166
Xeon E5506
5,593

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3520
5,061
Xeon E5506
2,996

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3520  vs
E5506 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.13 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
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 80W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 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 19,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 147,456 MB

details

Xeon W3520  vs
E5506 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 20 16
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 76°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 3.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.46 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 3.21 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 1 2
Data rate 19,200 MB/s 38,400 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 2,400 MHz
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