CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5680 vs W5580 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 performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5680

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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 8,748 vs 5,836 Around 50% better PassMark score
Much 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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 6.11 pt/W vs 1.95 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz vs 3.53 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 147,456 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 4.04 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Mar, 2009 Release date 11 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon W5580

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5680 vs W5580

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
21,510
Xeon W5580
16,251

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
2,414
Xeon W5580
2,202

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
1,560,000 MB/s
Xeon W5580
135,550 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5680
15,844
Xeon W5580
8,432

GeekBench

Xeon X5680
15,844
Xeon W5580
10,171

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5680
8,748
Xeon W5580
5,836

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5680
1,452
Xeon W5580
1,410

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5680  vs
W5580 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.46 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 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 1.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W

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 X5680  vs
W5580 
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 25 24
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.24 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.24 GHz 3.53 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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