CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5550 vs 8150 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8150 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8150  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 X5550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5550

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 197.75W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 67.45 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 200.6 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 61 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 24,576 MB Supports 6x more RAM
Front view of AMD FX 8150

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AMD FX 8150

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 5.92 pt/$ vs 0.23 pt/$ More than 25.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 3.72 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 7,747 vs 5,416 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 4.14 pt/W vs 2.43 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz vs 4.23 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5550 vs FX 8150

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5550
14,788
FX 8150
10,087

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5550
2,000
FX 8150
1,990

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5550
123,700 MB/s
FX 8150
2,265,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5550
9,860
FX 8150
9,664

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5550
9,635
FX 8150
10,251

GeekBench

Xeon X5550
10,669
FX 8150
11,782

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5550
5,416
FX 8150
7,747

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5550
1,252
FX 8150
1,355

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5550  vs
FX 8150 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 67.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 200.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.43 pt/W 4.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 197.75W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 24,576 MB

details

Xeon X5550  vs
FX 8150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.22 - 1.52V
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 4.71 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

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 10,400 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,200 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Xeon X5550
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