CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5150 vs 3470S 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470S 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470S  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 5150

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5150

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x 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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.75 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470S

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Intel Core i5 3470S

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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 better performance per dollar 2.9 pt/$ vs 0.16 pt/$ More than 17.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.67 fps vs 0.12 fps More than 5.8x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 8.97 pt/W vs 1.73 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,848 vs 1,020 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark score 6,278 vs 1,741 More than 3.5x better PassMark score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.58 GHz vs 3.14 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5150 vs Core i5 3470S

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon 5150
0.12 fps
Core i5 3470S
0.67 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
4,970

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
1,413

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
106,800 MB/s
Core i5 3470S
2,450,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5150
2,462

GeekBench

Xeon 5150
2,908

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5150
1,741

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 5150
1,020

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5150  vs
Core i5 3470S 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 8.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Xeon 5150  vs
Core i5 3470S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 29
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 3.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.75 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 3.58 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
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