CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5606 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

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5606

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5606

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x 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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 55% 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
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.33 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 855 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 65W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 1.22 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 E5606 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
5,123
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,583.5
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
1,040 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5606
5,056
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench

Xeon E5606
5,056
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5606
3,022
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5606  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 1.22 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 44.69W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5606  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 16 33

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 50
Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.46 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,458.1 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB
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