CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs E5-4655 v3 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5690  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5690

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Higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 28,306 vs 19,858 Around 45% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 0.55 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ Around 9x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 2.08 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Slightly lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 109.69W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 32.52 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 118.26 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,379 vs 2,585 More than 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports around 2.8x more RAM
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 84.4 °C vs 78.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E5-4655 v3

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 E5-4655 v3
3,620 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
E5-4655 v3 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 786,432 MB

details

Xeon X5690  vs
E5-4655 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 84.4°C

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 135W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 32.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 118.26 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 2.08 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 109.69W

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
Intel Xeon X5690
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