CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X7460 vs X5650 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5650 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5650  based on its cost to run and 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 2 MB 8x 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 2.67 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core Around 8x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 12 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon X5650

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Much better performance per watt 7.89 pt/W vs 0.26 pt/W More than 29.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.44 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 119x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 64 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 12 vs 6 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.81 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X7460 vs X5650

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
1,420
Xeon X5650
22,313

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
73.3 MB/s
Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X7460  vs
X5650 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
604
LGA 1366

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.26 pt/W 7.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Xeon X7460  vs
X5650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 12
L2 cache 16 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 2
Clock multiplier 10 20
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.45V 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 81.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 3.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 3.84 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
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