CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs E5649 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 better performance per dollar 1.44 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ Around 90% better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 76.2 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 4.11 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5649

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.84 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs E5649

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Xeon E5649
10,428

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Xeon E5649
1,902

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Xeon E5649
1,240,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
Xeon E5649
11,227

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
Xeon E5649
11,227

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,510
Xeon E5649
7,051

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,234
Xeon E5649
1,162

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
E5649 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.53 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 80W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 7.89 pt/W 7.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 31,999.98 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 294,912 MB

details

Xeon X5650  vs
E5649 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 20 19
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 76.2°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 4.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 4.25 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

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 46,928 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,860 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,930 MHz
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