CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs L5320 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 and single-core performance.

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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 higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% 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 2 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz vs 3.08 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz vs 3.29 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2007 vs Mar, 2007 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon L5320

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Intel Xeon L5320

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Much lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 97.5W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs L5320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
Xeon L5320
6,721

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
Xeon L5320
996.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Xeon L5320
75.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
5,627
Xeon L5320
3,119

GeekBench

Xeon X5460
5,627
Xeon L5320
3,119

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,374
Xeon L5320
2,135

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
L5320 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 50W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 12.04 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 43.8 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 1.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 40.63W

bus

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

details

Xeon X5460  vs
L5320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 9 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 1.1 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 60°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 3.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 3.08 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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