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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 2.2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.56 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 117.81W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.55 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 2.83 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 6.25 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 34.93 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 127.02 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel E5-2699V4

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Much more l3 cache 55 MB vs 12 MB More than 4.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 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 22 vs 6 16 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 44 vs 12 32 more threads
Much better PassMark score 23,362 vs 9,059 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
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
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,766 vs 1,504 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E5-2699V4

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
E5-2699V4
103,800

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
E5-2699V4
3,842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
E5-2699V4
4,740 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5690
9,059
E5-2699V4
23,362

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5690
1,504
E5-2699V4
1,766

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
E5-2699V4 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Processing Cores

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 145W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 34.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 127.02 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 6.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 117.81W

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
E5-2699V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 44
L3 cache 12 MB 55 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 - 79°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.56 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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