CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 990X vs 2393 SE 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 990X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 990X  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i7 990X

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Front view of Intel Core i7 990X

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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark score 9,389 vs 2,246 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better performance per watt 6.36 pt/W vs 1.03 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,509 vs 1,119 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.9 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Apr, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2393 SE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2393 SE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 990X vs Opteron 2393 SE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 2393 SE 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.1 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 105W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 6.36 pt/W 1.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 85.31W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,200 MHz

details

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 2393 SE 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 26 15
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V 1.32 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.58 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz 3.1 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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