CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L3426 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

6.9

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 and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L3426

Reasons to consider the
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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 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 threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 44.69W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,078 Around 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 58.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.08 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L3426 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,721.5
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
1,576.5
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
97.2 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,835
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench

Xeon L3426
5,835
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L3426
3,837
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L3426
1,078
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L3426  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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 45W 55W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.5 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon L3426  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 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 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.3°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 50
Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 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 Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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