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Front view of 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 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 112.55W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 41.29 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 110.03 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 4.1 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 28.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 6.79 pt/W vs 1.48 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,863 vs 1,335 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 4.06 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark score 6,383 vs 4,374 More than 45% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 4.07 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs Core i5 2500K

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 i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
5,627
Core i5 2500K
10,319

GeekBench

Xeon X5460
5,627
Core i5 2500K
13,624

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 112.55W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 33
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 1.2 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 4.88 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 5,433.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 4.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.1
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,275
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