CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L3426 vs 3770 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  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
Intel Xeon L3426

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 62.56W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 18.55 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 67.45 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Intel Core i7 3770

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 85% 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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,078 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,449 vs 3,837 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 2.5 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.08 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 58.3 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L3426 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,721.5
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
1,576.5
Core i7 3770
3,236

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
97.2 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,835
Core i7 3770
12,495

GeekBench

Xeon L3426
5,835
Core i7 3770
16,134

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L3426
3,837
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L3426
1,078
Core i7 3770
2,072

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L3426  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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 45W 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 2.5 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 62.56W

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

details

Xeon L3426  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,300,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.3°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz 4.03 GHz

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

bus

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