CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs X3330 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

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Intel Xeon X5460

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5460

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 6 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Xeon X3330

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Intel Xeon X3330

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Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 97.5W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Nov, 2007 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs X3330

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
Xeon X3330
6,104

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
Xeon X3330
1,800

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
Xeon X3330
141,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,374
Xeon X3330
3,545

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
1,335
Xeon X3330
1,140

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
X3330 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Xeon X5460  vs
X3330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 456,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.85 - 13625V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.06 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 2.67 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 2,255.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.06 GHz 3.6 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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