CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2609 vs 3470 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2609

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2609

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 6 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 86.05W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 8.89 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 393,216 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 12x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 84.62 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
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 1,906 vs 980 Around 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 2.33 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.56 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2609 vs Core i5 3470

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 E5-2609
1,620,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Xeon E5-2609
6,642
Core i5 3470
12,141

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2609  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 2011
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes No

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 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 8.89 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 86.05W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E5-2609  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 24 32
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 22
Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.56 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E5-2609
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