CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5160 vs 3770K 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  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
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 114.97W Around 45% 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 42.19 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 112.39 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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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 CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.67 fps vs 0.12 fps Around 14x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.14 pt/$ Around 16x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,544 vs 1,971 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 1,130 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jun, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.63 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 1.56 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 5160 vs Core i7 3770K

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon 5160
0.12 fps
Core i7 3770K
1.67 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
5,525
Core i7 3770K
13,098

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
1,569

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
120,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon 5160
2,576
Core i7 3770K
13,703

GeekBench

Xeon 5160
3,222
Core i7 3770K
17,972

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 5160
1,971

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 5160
1,130

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5160  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 1.56 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 114.97W

memory controller

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

details

Xeon 5160  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
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 35
Voltage range 1 - 1.5V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 332
Overclocked clock speed 3.63 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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