CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs 6164 HE 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 X5690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5690  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5690

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,059 vs 5,351 Around 70% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,504 vs 614 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.59 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 3x 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
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 105.63W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
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
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs Opteron 6164 HE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
Opteron 6164 HE 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 1.7 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

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

details

Xeon X5690  vs
Opteron 6164 HE 
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 26 8
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1.07 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.59 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 85W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 1.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 69.06W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Xeon X5690
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AMD Opteron 6164 HE
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