Intel Xeon E5502 vs 5120

Intel Xeon E5502
Intel Xeon 5120

General info

Comparing Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.33
 
0.23
Type
Server
 
Server
Achitecture codename
Gainestown
 
Woodcrest
Release date
on March 2009
 
on June 2006
Launch price (MSRP)
$95
 
$45
Price now
$95
 
$1628

Technical specs

Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
1.86 GHz
 
1.86 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
n/d
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
4 MB
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
263 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
76 °C
 
65 °C
Transistor count
731 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.75V -1.35V
 
B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
LGA771
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120. 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
40 Bit
 
n/d
FSB parity
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800
 
DDR2
Maximum memory size
144 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
3
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
19.2 GB / s
 
n/d
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5502 2.91 +10.6%
Xeon 5120 2.63

Passmark

Xeon E5502 1378 +10.4%
Xeon 5120 1248

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5502

10.6% 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

Advantages of Intel Xeon 5120

Cheaper ($45 vs $95)
Less power hungry (65 vs 80 watts)
SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Xeon E5502 or 5120?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5502.
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