CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7450 vs E5-2660 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 value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7450

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Much more l2 cache 9 MB vs 2 MB 4.5x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2660

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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
More threads 16 vs 6 10 more threads
Much better performance per watt 7.69 pt/W vs 2.33 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.59 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7450 vs E5-2660

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
18,532.5
Xeon E5-2660
6,800

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
1,070.5
Xeon E5-2660
1,918

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7450
86.3 MB/s
Xeon E5-2660
1,540,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7450  vs
E5-2660 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
604
LGA 2011

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 90W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.68 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 78.84 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.33 pt/W 7.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.13W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon E7450  vs
E5-2660 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 16
L2 cache 9 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 2
Clock multiplier 9 30
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 0.6 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.59 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz 2.65 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
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