CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5570 vs 8439 SE 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5570

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Intel Xeon X5570

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Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 8439 SE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 8439 SE

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5570 vs Opteron 8439 SE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
15,935

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
134,400 MB/s
Opteron 8439 SE
111,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 8439 SE 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 105W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 2.23 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 85.31W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,200 MHz

details

Xeon X5570  vs
Opteron 8439 SE 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 8
Clock multiplier 22 14
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 3.1 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
Intel Xeon X5570
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AMD Opteron 8439 SE
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