CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5650 vs X5560 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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Intel Xeon X5650

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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 better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,470,000 MB/s vs 134,800 MB/s Around 11x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 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 more l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Mar, 2009 Release date 11 months later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 75 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 8.35 pt/W vs 2.46 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Better performance per dollar 7.41 pt/$ vs 6.94 pt/$ More than 5% better performance per dollar
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 22,313 vs 8,410 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.69 GHz vs 4.2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon X5560

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3.06 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5650 vs X5560

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
22,313
Xeon X5560
8,410

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
2,176
Xeon X5560
2,049

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Xeon X5560
134,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5650
13,247
Xeon X5560
8,859

GeekBench

Xeon X5650
14,009
Xeon X5560
8,859

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5650
7,606
Xeon X5560
5,519

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5650
1,232
Xeon X5560
1,283

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5650  vs
X5560 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.2 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 8.35 pt/W 2.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

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 147,456 MB

details

Xeon X5650  vs
X5560 
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 2
Clock multiplier 20 21
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.69 GHz 4.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.3 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 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
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