CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs E7330 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 E7330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E7330  based on its cost to run.

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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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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 1.21 pt/W More than 5.8x better performance per watt
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon E7330

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Intel Xeon E7330

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 2 30 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 4.5x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 105.63W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs E7330

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
Xeon E7330
2,639

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
Xeon E7330
1,046

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
Xeon E7330
80,400 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
E7330 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
604

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 80W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 1.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 65W

details

Xeon X5690  vs
E7330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 32
Clock multiplier 26 9
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 66°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.4 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

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,066 MHz
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