Intel Xeon W3680 vs X5677

Intel Xeon W3680
Intel Xeon X5677

General info

Comparing Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.64
 
31.80
Type
Server
 
Server
Architecture codename
Gulftown
 
Westmere-EP
Release date
16 March 2010
 
16 March 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$350
 
$350
Price now
$760
 
$105

Technical specs

Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
4
Number of threads
12
 
8
Base frequency
3.333 GHz
 
3.466 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.73 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
239 mm2
 
239 mm2
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
80 °C
Transistor count
1,170 million
 
1,170 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 
0.75V-1.35V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
2
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
FCLGA1366
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
130 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
1.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
36 Bit
 
40 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 are enumerated here.
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
288 GB
Max memory channels
3
 
3
Maximum memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
32 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon W3680 8.41 +5.7%
Xeon X5677 7.96

Passmark

Xeon W3680 6840 +5.7%
Xeon X5677 6474

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
7.6 Mh/s +43.4%
 
5.3 Mh/s −43.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon W3680 and Xeon X5677 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon W3680

5.7% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Xeon X5677

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Xeon X5677 over Intel Xeon W3680.

So, Xeon W3680 or X5677?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon W3680 and Intel Xeon X5677. The differences in performance seem too small.
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