CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs E7-8891 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5690  based on its cost to run 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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 2.87 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 125.94W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 135.78 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 37.34 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2

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Much more l3 cache 37.5 MB vs 12 MB Around 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 294,912 MB Supports more than 5.2x more RAM
More threads 20 vs 12 8 more threads
More l2 cache 2.5 MB vs 2 MB 25% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 3.75 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 90% more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E7-8891 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 E7-8891 v2
2,280 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
E7-8891 v2 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Deca 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 155W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 37.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 135.78 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 2.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 125.94W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 3
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 96,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 4,000 MHz

details

Xeon X5690  vs
E7-8891 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 20
L2 cache 2 MB 2.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 37.5 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 3.75 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 8
Clock multiplier 26 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 77°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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 51,200 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 1,572,864 MB
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