CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs X3350 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 performance, single-core performance and 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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Much better PassMark score 7,510 vs 3,898 Around 95% better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.89 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.44 pt/$ vs 0.6 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 71.4 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon X3350

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Intel Xeon X3350

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core 9x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs X3350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Xeon X3350
5,746

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Xeon X3350
1,654

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Xeon X3350
131,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
Xeon X3350
4,806

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
Xeon X3350
4,826

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,510
Xeon X3350
3,898

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,234
Xeon X3350
1,159

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
X3350 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 775

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 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 1.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Xeon X5650  vs
X3350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 20 8
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.84 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 2.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz 3.83 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 1,333 MHz
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