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Intel Core i5 3470

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 86.05W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 5.01 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,642 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 58.6 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L vs Core i5 3470

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

Label HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 5.01 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 86.05W


Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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