CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs X5365 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 performance, single-core performance, 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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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,059 vs 3,491 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,504 vs 1,169 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 1.22 pt/W More than 5.8x better performance per watt
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 3 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 121.88W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year vs 131.4 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 36.13 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon X5365

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Intel Xeon X5365

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 6x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs X5365

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
Xeon X5365
10,747

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
Xeon X5365
1,565

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
Xeon X5365
121,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
16,322
Xeon X5365
4,944

GeekBench

Xeon X5690
16,764
Xeon X5365
4,944

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5690
9,059
Xeon X5365
3,491

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5690
1,504
Xeon X5365
1,169

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
X5365 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 771

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 150W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 36.13 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 131.4 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 1.22 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 121.88W

details

Xeon X5690  vs
X5365 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 26 9
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 1 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 3.4 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 1,333 MHz
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