CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs 8350 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 X5650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5650

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 159.66W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 13,603 vs 12,126 More than 10% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 61 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 22,313 vs 11,483 Around 95% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 13,247 vs 10,956 More than 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,470,000 MB/s vs 1,470,000 MB/s Around 70% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.73 GHz vs 3.81 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 4.7 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,603
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,606
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,232
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Xeon X5650  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 20 21
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.82 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 709
Overclocked clock speed 3.81 GHz 4.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz 4.73 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 8.36 pt/W 5.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 159.66W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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