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Intel Xeon X3323

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3323

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3323

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3323

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 85.31W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Mar, 2008 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3323 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

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 X3323
107,200 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3323  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

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
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 105W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.67 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 85.31W

details

Xeon X3323  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.37 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.37 GHz 3.52 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 FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz
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