CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5355 vs 860 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5355

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5355

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 156.35W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 53.98 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 157.68 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 860

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Intel Core i7 860

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,065 vs 1,408 More than 45% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.57 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.24 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 5,051 vs 3,266 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5355 vs Core i7 860

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
9,667
Core i7 860
7,379

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
1,408
Core i7 860
2,065

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
108,000 MB/s
Core i7 860
134,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
4,430
Core i7 860
7,260

GeekBench

Xeon X5355
4,430
Core i7 860
8,959

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5355
3,266
Core i7 860
5,051

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5355
1,045
Core i7 860
1,226

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5355  vs
Core i7 860 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1156

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 53.98 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 157.68 $/year
Performance per watt 1.37 pt/W 0.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 156.35W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No

details

Xeon X5355  vs
Core i7 860 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 21
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.24 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.24 GHz 4.14 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 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon X5355
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