CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs 8350

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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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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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 159.66W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
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
Much better performance per dollar 9.79 pt/$ vs 5.21 pt/$ Around 90% better performance per dollar
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better performance per watt 12.99 pt/W vs 5.15 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 13,703 vs 12,235 More than 10% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly 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 clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.7 GHz vs 3.51 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 1,232 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 7,662 Around 20% better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 4.18 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs FX 8350

GeekBench (32-bit)

Xeon X5650
12,501
FX 8350
11,063

GeekBench (64-bit)

Xeon X5650
13,703
FX 8350
12,235

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
FX 8350
12,796

Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,662
FX 8350
9,134
Xeon X5650 FX 8350 @ cpubenchmark.net
Looking at the physics score we can see a difference of just under 900 points with the AMD FX-8350 taking the lead with 7325 3DMarks.
FX 8350 | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,232
FX 8350
1,525
In Cinebench the AMD chip is only a little over 5 per cent slower, and in X264 there's less than a single per cent difference between them.
FX 8350 | by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)

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+
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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

memory controller

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

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 709
Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 4.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.18 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 4.7 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 12.99 pt/W 5.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Xeon X5650
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