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Front view of Intel Xeon X5690

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Intel Xeon X5690

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-4809 v3

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Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports more than 5.2x more RAM
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 105.63W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon X5690  vs E7-4809 v3 

clock speed

Xeon X5690
3.46 GHz


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon X5690  vs
E7-4809 v3 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 42,666.64 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 1,572,864 MB


Xeon X5690  vs
E7-4809 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 16
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 70°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 115W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 93.44W


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