CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5560 vs 5140 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5560 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5560  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5560

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5560

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
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 (Air) 3.33 GHz vs 2.85 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz vs 3.89 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2009 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5140

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Intel Xeon 5140

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5560 vs 5140

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5560
8,410
Xeon 5140
3,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5560
2,049
Xeon 5140
1,256

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5560
134,800 MB/s
Xeon 5140
99,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5560
8,859
Xeon 5140
2,326

GeekBench

Xeon X5560
8,859
Xeon 5140
2,590

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5560
5,426
Xeon 5140
1,639

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5560
1,281
Xeon 5140
891

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5560  vs
5140 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.09 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Xeon X5560  vs
5140 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 21 7
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz 3.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 2.85 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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