CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs E5-2680V4 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much better performance per dollar 4.47 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 20x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.82 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 7.02 pt/W vs 2.89 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x 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 more l3 cache 35 MB vs 12 MB Around 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3.5 MB vs 2 MB 75% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 14 vs 6 8 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 19,922 vs 9,059 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
More threads 28 vs 12 16 more threads
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports more than 5.2x more RAM
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,774 vs 1,504 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 86 °C vs 78.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E5-2680V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
E5-2680V4
17,418

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
E5-2680V4
2,689

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
E5-2680V4
3,370 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5690
9,059
E5-2680V4
19,922

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5690
1,504
E5-2680V4
1,774

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
E5-2680V4 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 120W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 7.02 pt/W 2.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 97.5W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,800 MHz

details

Xeon X5690  vs
E5-2680V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 28
L2 cache 2 MB 3.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 35 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 86°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.82 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 1,572,864 MB
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