CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs 6344 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 E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Much better performance per dollar 3.44 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 90% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 16 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 2.13 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 90% more l3 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Opteron 6344

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AMD Opteron 6344

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 12 vs 8 4 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 109.69W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs Opteron 6344

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
Opteron 6344
20,158

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
2,646
Opteron 6344
1,747.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
Opteron 6344
1,960 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Opteron 6344 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 2 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 135W 115W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 2.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 93.44W

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 25,600 MB/s

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Opteron 6344 
Threads 16 12
L2 cache 2 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Clock multiplier 38 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.2 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 HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon E5-2690
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