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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2430

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 15 MB vs 8 MB Around 90% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.12 pt/$ vs 1.22 pt/$ More than 2.5x 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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,263 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 10.41 pt/W vs 7.36 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 9,523 vs 6,878 Around 40% better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2430 vs Core i7 4770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2430
12,149
Core i7 4770
13,342

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2430
1,520,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770
4,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5-2430
14,568
Core i7 4770
13,074

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2430
14,568
Core i7 4770
14,063

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2430  vs
Core i7 4770 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2430  vs
Core i7 4770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 7.36 pt/W 10.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 7,200 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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