CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v2 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 and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much better performance per dollar 4.66 pt/$ vs 2.21 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 114.97W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 13.51 pt/W vs 4.55 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.45 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 9,544 vs 6,602 Around 45% better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 1,806 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v2 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1220 v2
2,200,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 69W 77W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 13.51 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 114.97W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 35

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 332
Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 32,768 MB
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