CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2830 vs 3770K 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2830

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 114.97W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 32x more RAM
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 42.19 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 112.39 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.05 pt/$ Around 44.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,098 vs 6,056 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 1,181.5 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 0.84 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 64 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2830 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2830
1,181.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E7-2830
79.5 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2830  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
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 105W 77W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 0.84 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 114.97W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-2830  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 16 35
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
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
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 1,048,576 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E7-2830
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