CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X7460 vs 2600K 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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600K  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X7460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X7460

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 10.8x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 105.63W vs 114.2W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 41.8 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600K

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Much better performance per dollar 2.92 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 241x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,563 vs 1,420 Around 8.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,005 vs 842 More than 3.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.05 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 7.53 pt/W vs 0.26 pt/W Around 28.5x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X7460 vs Core i7 2600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
1,420
Core i7 2600K
11,563

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
73.3 MB/s
Core i7 2600K
2,500,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 2600K 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,275

details

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 2600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,900,000,000 995,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 10 34
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 0.85 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 5.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 5.05 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 41.8 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 111.78 $/year
Performance per watt 0.26 pt/W 7.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 114.2W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
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