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Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 3 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
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
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 9,059 vs 4,338 More than 2x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 18x more RAM
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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Much better performance per dollar 3.15 pt/$ vs 0.55 pt/$ More than 5.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 35.39 pt/W vs 7.01 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 22.75W vs 105.63W 4.6x 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 lower annual home energy cost 6.75 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 4.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 24.53 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 4.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,724 vs 1,504 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs Core i5 4278U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
Core i5 4278U
3,900,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
16,322

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
16,764

GeekBench

Xeon X5690
16,764

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
Core i5 4278U 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 28W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 6.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 24.53 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 35.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 22.75W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X5690  vs
Core i5 4278U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
DDR3-800
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 16,384 MB
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