CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1650 vs 880 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 Xeon E5-1650 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-1650  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-1650

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.76 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 7.9 pt/W vs 1.45 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 11,790 vs 5,684 More than 2x better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 123.55W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,922 vs 1,347 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 16x more RAM
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 4.05 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz vs 3.06 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 41.57 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 126.14 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1650 vs Core i7 880

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1650
16,658
Core i7 880
8,338

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1650
2,210,000 MB/s
Core i7 880
147,950 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-1650
18,198
Core i7 880
8,248

GeekBench

Xeon E5-1650
19,270
Core i7 880
8,597

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-1650
11,790
Core i7 880
5,684

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1650  vs
Core i7 880 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.06 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.73 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1156

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 41.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 126.14 $/year
Performance per watt 7.9 pt/W 1.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 123.55W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 16,384 MB

details

Xeon E5-1650  vs
Core i7 880 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 38 23
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz 4.05 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

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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