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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 5.01 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ 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

summary

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

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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

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

GPU GPU GPU
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

bus

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