CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs X5677 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

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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 more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz vs 3.47 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 11 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon X5677

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 80.4 °C vs 78.5 °C Almost the same
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.78 GHz vs 4.47 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs X5677

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
Xeon X5677
18,912

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
Xeon X5677
2,580

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
Xeon X5677
1,770,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
16,322
Xeon X5677
11,584

GeekBench

Xeon X5690
16,764
Xeon X5677
11,584

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5690
9,059
Xeon X5677
6,984

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5690
1,504
Xeon X5677
1,519

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
X5677 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.46 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.73 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 7.01 pt/W 6.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 31,999.98 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 294,912 MB

details

Xeon X5690  vs
X5677 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 26 26
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 80.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 4.78 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 3.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 4.78 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 QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
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