Intel Core i5-2300 vs Intel Xeon E5-4603

Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 1155 Intel Socket 2011
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 32 nm 32 nm
Transistors 1,160 million 1,270 million
Die size 216 mm² 294 mm²
Package FC-LGA10 FC-LGA10


Frequency 2.8 GHz 2000 MHz
Turbo clock up to 3.1 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28.0x 20.0x
Multiplier unlocked No No
TDP 95 W 95 W
Voltage 1.35 V

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Server/Workstation
Production status End-of-life unknown
Release date Jan 9th, 2011 May 14th, 2012
Codename Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge-EP
Generation Core i5 Xeon E5
Part SR00D SR0LF
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR3 Quad-channel
ECC memory No Yes
PCI Express Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only) Gen 3


Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 4 8
SMP # CPUs 1 4
Integrated graphics Intel HD 2000


Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 6MB (shared) 10MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

8.0GT/s QPI Yes
AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
EIST Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
VT-d Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


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