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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3

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Much better performance per dollar 11.89 pt/$ vs 5.46 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i7 4850EQ

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Much better performance per watt 54.18 pt/W vs 30.47 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 65W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,977 vs 9,734 Around 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v3 vs Core i7 4850EQ

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 v3
4,030,000 MB/s
Core i7 4850EQ
4,180,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v3  vs
Core i7 4850EQ 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E3-1220 v3  vs
Core i7 4850EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 47W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 30.47 pt/W 54.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 38.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
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