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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,445 vs 1,297 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.55 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2650

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2660 vs E5-2650

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2660
1,540,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2650
1,350,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2660
18,896
Xeon E5-2650
19,887

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2660
18,896
Xeon E5-2650
25,599

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2660
13,435
Xeon E5-2650
10,190

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2660  vs
E5-2650 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.69 pt/W 6.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 393,216 MB

details

Xeon E5-2660  vs
E5-2650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 16
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 30 28
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 77.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 0
Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 2.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 2.55 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 QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-2660
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