CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2680 vs 4386 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

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 4386 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2680

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 7.63 pt/W vs 0.67 pt/W More than 11.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 70.5 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2.5x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4386

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AMD Opteron 4386

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz vs 3.14 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2680 vs Opteron 4386

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 E5-2680
2,060,000 MB/s
Opteron 4386
2,200 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2680  vs
Opteron 4386 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
C32

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.63 pt/W 0.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 77.19W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2680  vs
Opteron 4386 
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 35 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 3.41 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

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 Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Intel Xeon E5-2680
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