CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs 2697 v2 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5690  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 3.11 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 3.42 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2

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Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 12 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 24 vs 12 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports around 2.8x more RAM
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 86 °C vs 78.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E5 2697 v2

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
Xeon E5 2697 v2
2,320,000 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
E5 2697 v2 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dodeca core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 2011

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 9.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 64,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon X5690  vs
E5 2697 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 24
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 12 MB 30 MB
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 26 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 86°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 3.11 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
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon X5690
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