Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 vs Intel Xeon 5120

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 and Intel Xeon 5120 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • CPU is newer: launch date 7 year(s) 3 month(s) later
  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 2
  • Around 77% higher clock speed: 3.30 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
  • Around 23% higher maximum core temperature: 80°C vs 65°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 22 nm vs 65 nm
Launch date September 2013 vs June 2006
Number of cores 8 vs 2
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
Maximum core temperature 80°C vs 65°C
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm vs 65 nm
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon 5120

  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 46% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
  • Around 28% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3655 vs 2856
  • Around 43% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 25615 vs 17874
Specifications (specs)
L2 cache 4096 KB vs 256 KB (per core)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3655 vs 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 25615 vs 17874

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
CPU 2: Intel Xeon 5120

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
2856
3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
17874
25615
Name Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 Intel Xeon 5120
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2856 3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 17874 25615
PassMark - Single thread mark 752
PassMark - CPU mark 783

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 Intel Xeon 5120

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge EN Woodcrest
Launch date September 2013 June 2006
Place in performance rating 93 200
Processor Number E5-2450V2 5120
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processors
Status Launched Discontinued
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $45
Price now $1,628.48
Value for money (0-100) 0.23

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.50 GHz 1.86 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI 1066 MHz FSB
Die size 160 mm 143 mm2
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core) 4096 KB
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 65 nm
Maximum core temperature 80°C 65°C
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz 1.86 GHz
Number of cores 8 2
Number of QPI Links 1
Number of threads 16
Transistor count 1400 million 291 million
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 3
Maximum memory bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Maximum memory size 384 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 DDR2

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Package Size 45mm x 42.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1356 LGA771
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 65 Watt
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 0 W

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 24
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring
FSB parity

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)