Intel Xeon 5140 vs E5503

Intel Xeon 5140
Intel Xeon E5503

General info

Comparing Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.26
 
1.44
Type
Server
 
Server
Achitecture codename
Woodcrest
 
Gainestown
Release date
on June 2006
 
on March 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$15
 
$287
Price now
$32
 
$287

Technical specs

Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.33 GHz
 
2 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
4 MB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
n/d
 
263 mm2
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
76 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
731 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V
 
0.75V -1.35V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
2
Socket
LGA771
 
FCLGA1366
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Demand Based Switching
-
 
+
PAE
n/d
 
40 Bit
FSB parity
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
+
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503.
Supported memory types
DDR2
 
DDR3-800
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
144 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
3
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
19.2 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon 5140 3.45 +18.2%
Xeon E5503 2.92

Passmark

Xeon 5140 1635 +18.4%
Xeon E5503 1381

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon 5140

18.2% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($15 vs $287)
Less power hungry (65 vs 80 watts)
SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5503

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
ECCMemory

So, Xeon 5140 or E5503?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon 5140.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon 5140 and Xeon E5503, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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