CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 5148 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

4.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5460 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5460  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 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 2.33 GHz More than 35% 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 3.1 GHz More than 30% 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 2.33 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2007 vs Sep, 2006 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5148

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Intel Xeon 5148

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Much lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 97.5W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs 5148

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
Xeon 5148
4,216

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
Xeon 5148
1,200

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Xeon 5148
98.1 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,374
Xeon 5148
1,590

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
1,335
Xeon 5148
900

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
5148 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771

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 40W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 9.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 35.04 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 1.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 32.5W

bus

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

details

Xeon X5460  vs
5148 
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 2
Clock multiplier 9 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 1.15 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 58°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 3.1 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
Intel Xeon X5460
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