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Front view of Intel Xeon X5675

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5675

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More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
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 8,527 vs 4,272 Around 2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 8.89 pt/W vs 1.47 pt/W More than 6x better performance per watt
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 4.4 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 5600 X5698

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Much higher clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.06 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 6 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 4.29 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5675 vs 5600 X5698

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5675  vs
5600 X5698 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2

details

Xeon X5675  vs
5600 X5698 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 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 6 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.29 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.29 GHz 4.66 GHz

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 8.89 pt/W 1.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 105.63W
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