CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-1660 vs 980X

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1660

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-1660

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 24,620 vs 15,478 Around 60% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark score 13,450 vs 8,942 More than 50% better PassMark score
More l3 cache 15 MB vs 12 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,979 vs 1,443 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 16.82 pt/W vs 5.6 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 262,144 MB vs 24,576 MB Supports around 10.8x more RAM
Marginally newer Mar, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 50.68 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 148.92 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 980X

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Slightly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 67.9 °C vs 64 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-1660 vs Core i7 980X

GeekBench (32-bit)

Xeon E5-1660
19,331
Core i7 980X
14,478

GeekBench (64-bit)

Xeon E5-1660
24,620
Core i7 980X
15,478

GeekBench

Xeon E5-1660
24,620
Core i7 980X
15,478

Passmark

Xeon E5-1660
13,450
Core i7 980X
8,942
The GPU Score seems to be GPU limited at around 61,000 3DMarks since we didn't see much of a gain on the FPS in the game benchmarks.
Core i7 980X | by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1660  vs
Core i7 980X 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.33 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1366
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 262,144 MB 24,576 MB

details

Xeon E5-1660  vs
Core i7 980X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 39 25
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.8 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 85

power consumption

TDP 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 50.68 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 148.92 $/year
Performance per watt 16.82 pt/W 5.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W N/A

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 0 MHz 3,200 MHz
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