CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7-2870 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 power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7-2870

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7-2870

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 30 MB vs 6 MB 5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 20 vs 4 16 more threads
More cores 10 vs 4 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 1,048,576 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 32x more RAM
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 204.8x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,436 vs 2,429 Around 4x 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 2,983 vs 1,293 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 0.43 pt/W More than 10.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7-2870 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 E7-2870
963.6 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7-2870  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Deca core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1155

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 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.43 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 86.05W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E7-2870  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 4
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 30 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 18 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 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

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 E7-2870
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