CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5680 vs E7-2850 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 X5680 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5680  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5680

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly more l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.3 MB/core More than 10% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2850

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 12 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports more than 3.5x more RAM
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 20 vs 12 8 more threads
More l3 cache per core 2.4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 20% more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5680 vs E7-2850

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
21,510
Xeon E7-2850
4,878

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
2,414
Xeon E7-2850
1,391

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
1,560,000 MB/s
Xeon E7-2850
962,300 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5680  vs
E7-2850 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Deca core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1567

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing 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

power consumption

TDP 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 6.11 pt/W 4.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon X5680  vs
E7-2850 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 20
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.3 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 24 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.4 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 25 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 69°C

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 1,048,576 MB
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