Intel Xeon 5140 vs 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)
13.03
 
1.48
Type
Server
 
Server
Architecture codename
Woodcrest
 
Gainestown
Release date
June 2006
 
16 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
no data
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
4 MB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
no data
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
no data
 
263 mm2
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
76 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
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
no data
 
40 Bit
FSB parity
+
 
no data

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
no data
 
+
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
no data
 
144 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
3
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
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 1.01
Xeon E5503 1.03 +2%

Passmark

Xeon 5140 806
Xeon E5503 819 +1.6%

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

Cheaper ($15 vs $287)
Less power hungry (65 vs 80 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5503

2% faster in synthetic tests
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

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