CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs E7330 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5650 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5650  based on its value.

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.89 pt/W vs 1.21 pt/W More than 6.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.44 pt/$ vs 0.07 pt/$ More than 21.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 66 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.4 GHz 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E7330

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 4.5x more l2 cache per core
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs E7330

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Xeon E7330
2,639

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Xeon E7330
1,046

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Xeon E7330
80,400 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
E7330 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
604

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 1.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 65W

details

Xeon X5650  vs
E7330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 32
Clock multiplier 20 9
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 66°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 2.4 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 FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,066 MHz
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