CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs 2218 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5650 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5650  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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 more l3 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 7,510 vs 1,594 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 7.89 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W Around 10.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.86 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Almost the same
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 2218

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AMD Opteron 2218

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs Opteron 2218

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Opteron 2218
3,975

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Opteron 2218
1,129.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Opteron 2218
112.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,510
Opteron 2218
1,594

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
Opteron 2218 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.89 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Xeon X5650  vs
Opteron 2218 
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 20 13
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 2.86 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
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