CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 990X vs 2350 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 990X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 990X  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 990X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 990X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 9,389 vs 2,820 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better performance per watt 6.36 pt/W vs 1.54 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.9 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2350

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AMD Opteron 2350

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Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 105.63W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 990X vs Opteron 2350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 2350 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
F
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 75W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 6.36 pt/W 1.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 60.94W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,000 MHz

details

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 2350 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 26 10
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.58 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core i7 990X
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