CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 4400M 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5460 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5460  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5460

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better PassMark score 4,383 vs 1,624 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 4400M

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AMD A6 4400M

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,680,000 MB/s vs 135,100 MB/s Around 12.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per dollar 10.75 pt/$ vs 1.32 pt/$ More than 8x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 32 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 63 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 97.5W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 9.17 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs A6 4400M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
A6 4400M
2,091

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
A6 4400M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
A6 4400M
1,680,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
5,627
A6 4400M
2,021

GeekBench

Xeon X5460
5,627
A6 4400M
3,018

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,383
A6 4400M
1,624

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
1,336
A6 4400M
995

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
A6 4400M 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7520G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 685 MHz

details

Xeon X5460  vs
A6 4400M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 27
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.81 - 1.32V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.02 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 2.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 982.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz 3.2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 120W 35W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 9.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 28.44W
Intel Xeon X5460
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