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Front view of Intel Xeon 5120

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.24 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 723 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 3,487 Around 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.95 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5120 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5120
3,487
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5120
1,011
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5120
96.45 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5120
1,249
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5120  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
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

power consumption

TDP 65W 55W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 0.95 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 44.69W

details

Xeon 5120  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.46 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,163.6 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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