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Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

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Intel Xeon X5690

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Significantly 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
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron 1020M

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Intel Celeron 1020M

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 105.63W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 78.5 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon X5690  vs Celeron 1020M 

clock speed

Xeon X5690
3.46 GHz
Celeron 1020M
2.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon X5690
4.47 GHz
Celeron 1020M
2.1 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon X5690
4.97 GHz
Celeron 1020M
2.1 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
Celeron 1020M 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
rPGA 988B

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 35W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 28.44W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X5690  vs
Celeron 1020M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 26 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB
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