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Front view of Intel Xeon W3580

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Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 0.21 pt/$ Around 20.8x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 1.71 pt/W More than 6x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 1,509 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer May, 2014 vs Aug, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3580 vs Core i5 4590

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3580
8,928
Core i5 4590
10,601

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3580
2,344
Core i5 4590
3,345

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3580
144,950 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3580
9,367
Core i5 4590
10,266

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3580
10,164
Core i5 4590
11,085

GeekBench

Xeon W3580
10,164
Core i5 4590
11,085

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3580
6,412
Core i5 4590
7,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon W3580
1,509
Core i5 4590
2,113

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3580  vs
Core i5 4590 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1150

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon W3580  vs
Core i5 4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.71 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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