CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5680 vs 5150 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5680 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5680  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 X5680

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5680

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Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 8,748 vs 1,741 More than 5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,452 vs 1,020 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
Much better performance per watt 6.11 pt/W vs 1.73 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 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 better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.75 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon 5150

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Intel Xeon 5150

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 6x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5680 vs 5150

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
21,510
Xeon 5150
4,970

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
2,414
Xeon 5150
1,413

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
1,560,000 MB/s
Xeon 5150
106,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
15,844
Xeon 5150
2,462

GeekBench

Xeon X5680
15,844
Xeon 5150
2,908

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5680
8,748
Xeon 5150
1,741

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5680
1,452
Xeon 5150
1,020

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5680  vs
5150 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 771

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 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.11 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

details

Xeon X5680  vs
5150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 25 8
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.24 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz 3.14 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
Intel Xeon X5680
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