CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5570 vs 6272 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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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 2.1 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6272

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AMD Opteron 6272

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 6,748 vs 5,679 Around 20% better PassMark score
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 6.12 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5570 vs Opteron 6272

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
15,935
Opteron 6272
26,707

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
2,152
Opteron 6272
1,255

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
134,400 MB/s
Opteron 6272
1,350,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
9,326
Opteron 6272
9,635

GeekBench

Xeon X5570
9,326
Opteron 6272
9,635

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5570
5,679
Opteron 6272
6,748

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 6272 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 core
Socket type
LGA 1366
G34

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 115W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 6.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 93.44W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3

details

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 6272 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Clock multiplier 22 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 2.9 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 3.0
Number of links 2 4
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon X5570
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