Intel Xeon E5502 vs 5120
Comparing Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
64 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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)
Demand Based Switching
Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
19.2 GB / s
ECC memory support
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
Xeon E5502 1378 +10.4%
Xeon 5120 1248
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)
Advantages of Intel Xeon 5120
Cheaper ($45 vs $95)
Less power hungry (65 vs 80 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, Xeon E5502 or 5120?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5502.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E5502 and Xeon 5120, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.