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Front view of Intel Xeon X5660

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5660

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 3.2 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz vs 2.84 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 113.75W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 90% 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
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6180 SE

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AMD Opteron 6180 SE

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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
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 11 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon X5660  vs Opteron 6180 SE 

clock speed

Xeon X5660
2.8 GHz
Opteron 6180 SE
2.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon X5660
3.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon X5660
4.13 GHz
Opteron 6180 SE
2.84 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon X5660
4.73 GHz
Opteron 6180 SE
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5660  vs
Opteron 6180 SE 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Hexa core Duodeca core
Socket type
LGA 1366
G34

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 140W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 122.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 113.75W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3

details

Xeon X5660  vs
Opteron 6180 SE 
Threads 12 12
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Clock multiplier 21 12
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.2 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 2.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 2.84 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 HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon X5660
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