CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5450 vs E5-2430

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 2 more

Cost to Run

Commercial Energy Cost

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Cost to Run and Value

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5450

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core 9x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2430

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 7,288 vs 4,236 More than 70% better PassMark score
Marginally newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 12.67 pt/W vs 5.83 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 97.5W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 2.04 pt/$ vs 0.77 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5450 vs E5-2430

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5450  vs
E5-2430 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 5.83 pt/W 12.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 77.19W

details

Xeon X5450  vs
E5-2430 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 12
L2 cache 12 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 2 2
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

gpu

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 QPI
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 3,600 MHz
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