CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5690 vs X5687 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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Too close to call

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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 3.6 GHz Around 40% 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
Front view of Intel Xeon X5687

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 80.4 °C vs 78.5 °C Almost the same
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.86 GHz vs 3.73 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 4.47 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5690 vs X5687

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
28,306
Xeon X5687
10,783

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
2,585
Xeon X5687
2,416

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5690
1,770,000 MB/s
Xeon X5687
1,510,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5690
9,059
Xeon X5687
7,130

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5690
1,504
Xeon X5687
1,574

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5690  vs
X5687 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.86 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 5.4 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
X5687 
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 27
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 78.5°C Unknown - 80.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 1
Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.97 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 4.59 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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