CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 vs 3220 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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220  based on its performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much better performance per dollar 4.59 pt/$ vs 1.18 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 6,076 vs 4,229 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,797 vs 2,501 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 65W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 vs Core i3 3220

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
2,320,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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 80W 55W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 12.06 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 50
Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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It makes no fucking sense. 7.6 the i3 but wins the Xeon that is clearly better....don't trust
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