CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2660 vs 6164 HE 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 Xeon E5-2660 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2660  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2660

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Much higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 12 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 13,435 vs 5,351 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,445 vs 614 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 7.69 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2.5x more l3 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.59 GHz Almost the same
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2660 vs Opteron 6164 HE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2660  vs
Opteron 6164 HE 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Duodeca core
Socket type
LGA 2011
G34

features

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

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

details

Xeon E5-2660  vs
Opteron 6164 HE 
Threads 16 12
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Clock multiplier 30 8
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1.07 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 2.59 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 85W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 7.69 pt/W 1.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 69.06W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-2660
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AMD Opteron 6164 HE
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