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Intel Xeon X5460

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5460

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 4 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz vs 3.46 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 97.5W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs 3060

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
Xeon 3060
3,770

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
Xeon 3060
2,036

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Xeon 3060
166.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,374
Xeon 3060
1,518

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
1,335
Xeon 3060
853

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
3060 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 120W 65W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon X5460  vs
3060 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 12 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 60.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 3.46 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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