CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5260 vs E5607 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5260 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5260  based on its single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon X5260

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5260

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5260

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5260

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,418 vs 939 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz vs 3.68 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5607

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5607

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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 threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.3 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5260 vs E5607

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5260
3,804
Xeon E5607
9,456

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5260
1,691
Xeon E5607
2,890

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5260
141,100 MB/s
Xeon E5607
1,880 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5260
2,452
Xeon E5607
3,459

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5260  vs
E5607 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.26 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1366

features

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

power consumption

TDP 80W 80W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.83 pt/W 1.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 65W

details

Xeon X5260  vs
E5607 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 10 17
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.34 GHz 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.33 GHz 4.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz 3.68 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 FSB QPI
Number of links 1 2
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,400 MHz
Intel Xeon X5260
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