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Intel Xeon X5570

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5570

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5570

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5570

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Much higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Mar, 2009 vs May, 2004 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 148

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AMD Opteron 148

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 69.31W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.72 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.55 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5570 vs Opteron 148

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Xeon X5570
9,326
Opteron 148
1,586

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 148 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1366
939
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 148 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 22 11
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C 0 - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 2.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 85.3W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 74.72 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 0.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 69.31W
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