CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 2600K 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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 114.2W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 41.8 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 111.78 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 2.92 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 20.5x 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
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.16 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.53 pt/W vs 1.48 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,920 vs 1,335 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,494 vs 4,374 Around 95% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.05 GHz vs 4.06 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz vs 4.07 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs Core i7 2600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
Core i7 2600K
11,563

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Core i7 2600K
2,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
5,627
Core i7 2600K
12,823

GeekBench

Xeon X5460
5,627
Core i7 2600K
16,706

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i7 2600K 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.4 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
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 41.8 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 111.78 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 7.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 114.2W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X5460  vs
Core i7 2600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
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 820,000,000 995,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 34
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 5.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 4.76 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 5,835.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 5.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,275
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