CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs 8431 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 8431 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 8431  based on its cost to run.

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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 more l3 cache 20 MB vs 6 MB More than 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 16 vs 6 10 more threads
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 3.44 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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) 3.92 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 8431

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 8431

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 109.69W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs Opteron 8431

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
28,226
Opteron 8431
22,832

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2690
1,975,000 MB/s
Opteron 8431
102.65 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Opteron 8431 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
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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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 135W 75W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 3.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 60.94W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 2,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
Opteron 8431 
Threads 16 6
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 8
Clock multiplier 38 12
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 2.4 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
Intel Xeon E5-2690
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