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Intel Xeon X5450

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5450

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.07 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 4,167 vs 2,839 More than 45% better PassMark score
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,263 vs 1,127 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 97.5W 3.4x 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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 63 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.59 pt/$ vs 0.19 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 3.46 pt/W vs 1.46 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5450 vs Core i3 2310E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5450  vs
Core i3 2310E 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
BGA 1023

features

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

power consumption

TDP 120W 35W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.46 pt/W 3.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 28.44W

details

Xeon X5450  vs
Core i3 2310E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.07 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.07 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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