CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 3110M 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

7.8

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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Front view of Intel Xeon X5460

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 0.5 MB 24x 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 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 135,100 MB/s vs 125,500 MB/s Around 10% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.01 GHz vs 2.43 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better PassMark score 4,403 vs 3,042 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

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Intel Core i3 3110M

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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 higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 63 °C More than 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 97.5W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Better performance per watt 3.76 pt/W vs 1.51 pt/W Around 2.5x 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 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Slightly better performance per dollar 1.55 pt/$ vs 1.35 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs Core i3 3110M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Core i3 3110M
125,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 1.51 pt/W 3.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 28.44W

details

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.01 GHz 2.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 1,197.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.01 GHz 2.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon X5460
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