CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5450 vs 3220 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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5450

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 0.5 MB 24x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,390 vs 5,399 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.43 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.17 pt/$ More than 6.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 65W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,270 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5450 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
6,390
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
1,619
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
128,600 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
5,457
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5450
6,298
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Xeon E5450
6,298
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5450
4,244
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E5450
1,270
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5450  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 55W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.1 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 44.69W

details

Xeon E5450  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz 3.46 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,962.7 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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