CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 750


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

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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 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 13.35 pt/$ vs 4.29 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 122.45W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,320 vs 1,133 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 42.81 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 122.73 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 750

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Intel Core i5 750

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Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72.7 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs Core i5 750

GeekBench (32-bit)

Xeon X5460
Core i5 750


Xeon X5460
Core i5 750

Passmark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
Core i5 750

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon X5460  vs
Core i5 750 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1156
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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


Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1


Xeon X5460  vs
Core i5 750 
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 nms 45 nms
Transistor count 820,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 72.7°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.11 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.9 GHz 4.14 GHz

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 42.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 122.73 $/year
Performance per watt 5.56 pt/W 3.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 122.45W
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