CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3440 vs L5530 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon L5530 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon L5530  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3440

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3440

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon L5530

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Intel Xeon L5530

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 77.19W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3440 vs L5530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3440
6,898
Xeon L5530
11,832

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3440
1,726
Xeon L5530
2,962

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3440
108,800 MB/s
Xeon L5530
189.1 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3440
4,559
Xeon L5530
4,351

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3440
1,036
Xeon L5530
1,018

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3440  vs
L5530 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 95W 60W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 14.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 52.56 $/year
Performance per watt 1.72 pt/W 2.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 48.75W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 147,456 MB

details

Xeon X3440  vs
L5530 
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 774,000,000 731,000,000
Max CPUs 1 2
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 2.4 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 DMI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,860 MT/s
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