CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs W3530 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, cost to run and value.

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Front view of Intel Xeon X5650

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 l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 7,510 vs 5,367 Around 40% better PassMark score
Much 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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.89 pt/W vs 1.45 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.44 pt/$ vs 0.62 pt/$ More than 2.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 67.9 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 24,576 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon W3530

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Intel Xeon W3530

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 3.84 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz vs 4.64 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs W3530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Xeon W3530
7,596

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Xeon W3530
2,010

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Xeon W3530
123,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
Xeon W3530
7,597

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,603
Xeon W3530
8,423

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
Xeon W3530
8,423

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,510
Xeon W3530
5,367

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,234
Xeon W3530
1,261

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
W3530 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.06 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366

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 130W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 7.89 pt/W 1.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 105.63W

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 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 24,576 MB

details

Xeon X5650  vs
W3530 
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 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 20 21
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.8 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 3.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 3.94 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 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,400 MHz
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