CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs 3770K 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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 better performance per dollar 25.13 pt/$ vs 2.21 pt/$ More than 11.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 114.97W Around 35% 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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better performance per watt 7.91 pt/W vs 4.55 pt/W Around 75% better performance per watt
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 42.19 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 2,176 More than 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 9,544 vs 7,510 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.87 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Core i7 3770K
13,098

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
Core i7 3770K
13,703

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,603
Core i7 3770K
14,866

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
Core i7 3770K
17,972

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 7.91 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 114.97W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon X5650  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 20 35
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 332
Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.69 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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