CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5560 vs L5639

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Cost to Run

Commercial Energy Cost

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Cost to Run and Value

Winner
Intel Xeon X5560 

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Intel Xeon X5560

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5560

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5560

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5560

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,276 vs 887 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz vs 4.13 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon 5600 L5639

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5600 L5639

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Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 9,710 vs 8,682 More than 10% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 77.19W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 13.48 pt/W vs 8.99 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.65 GHz vs 3.35 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5560 vs 5600 L5639

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5560  vs
5600 L5639 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 60W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 14.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 52.56 $/year
Performance per watt 8.99 pt/W 13.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 48.75W

details

Xeon X5560  vs
5600 L5639 
Threads 8 12
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 2 2

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.35 GHz 3.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz 4.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.35 GHz 3.65 GHz

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 46,928 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,860 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,933 MHz
Intel Xeon X5560
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