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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Xeon Processor E5504
Red Dead Redemption 2 314% 322%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 207% 213%
Halo: Reach 71% 74%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 357% 366%
FIFA 20 196% 202%
Borderlands 3 314% 322%
Cyberpunk 2077 252% 258%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 314% 322%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 314% 322%
eFootball PES 2020 240% 247%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition is marginally better than the Intel Xeon Processor E5504 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Xeon Processor E5504 was released less than a year after the Athlon X2 7750, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Xeon Processor E5504 has 2 more cores than the Athlon X2 7750. With 4 cores, the Xeon Processor E5504 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Athlon X2 7750 and Xeon Processor E5504 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Athlon X2 7750 has a 0.7 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Xeon Processor E5504 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Athlon X2 7750 and the Xeon Processor E5504 have the same L2 cache size, but the Athlon X2 7750 has a 2044 MB bigger L3 cache, so in this area, it wins out over the Xeon Processor E5504.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Xeon Processor E5504 has a 15 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Athlon X2 7750, and was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Xeon Processor E5504 will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameKumaNehalem-EP
MoBo SocketSocket FM2LGA 1366/Socket B
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date14 Dec 200830 Mar 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs4
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed2.7 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP95 Wvs80 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
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Max Temperature73°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size2048 MBvs4 MB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAthlon X2 7750 Black Edition is a middle-class processor based on the 65nm, K10 architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), clocked at 2.7GHz and 2MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.

It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.
Xeon Processor E5504 is a Server CPU based on the 45nm, Nehalem architecture.
With most of its features activated, it offers 4 Cores (4 Logical as well), clocked at 2.0GHz, 4MB of L3 Cache and the memory controller supports DDR3-800.
Obviously not meant for gaming purposes, though its introduction price was not very high, its performance is only average, considering today's standards.

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