CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5160 vs 3470 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 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  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 5160

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5160

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 86.05W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 84.62 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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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 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 19.5x 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 5.5x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,130 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,971 More than 3.2x 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
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 1.56 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) 4.09 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5160 vs Core i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon 5160
0.12 fps
Core i5 3470
0.67 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
5,525
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
1,569
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
120,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
2,576
Core i5 3470
9,226

GeekBench

Xeon 5160
3,222
Core i5 3470
12,141

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5160
1,971
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 5160
1,130
Core i5 3470
1,906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5160  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.2 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 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.56 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 86.05W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No

details

Xeon 5160  vs
Core i5 3470 
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 9 32
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 22
Overclocked clock speed 3.63 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz 3.67 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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