CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1290 vs 3570 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 i5 3570 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3570  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1290

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1290

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 107.5W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% higher 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
Better PassMark score 8,704 vs 6,994 Around 25% better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 38.81 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570

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Intel Core i5 3570

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Much better performance per dollar 3.04 pt/$ vs 0.33 pt/$ More than 9.2x better performance per dollar
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 Maximum operating temperature 67 °C vs 56.7 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 4.22 pt/W vs 3.05 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2012 vs May, 2011 Release date over a year later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1290 vs Core i5 3570

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1290  vs
Core i5 3570 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.8 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

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 3.05 pt/W 4.22 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 107.5W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1290  vs
Core i5 3570 
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 36 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 56.7°C Unknown - 67°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
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

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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