CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L3426 vs E3-1220 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220  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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More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 65W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 1,078 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 2.5 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.59 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ Around 12.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 3.08 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L3426 vs E3-1220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,721.5
Xeon E3-1220
8,827

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
1,576.5
Xeon E3-1220
2,797

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
97.2 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L3426
5,835
Xeon E3-1220
8,563

GeekBench

Xeon L3426
5,835
Xeon E3-1220
9,866

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L3426
3,837
Xeon E3-1220
6,076

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L3426
1,078
Xeon E3-1220
1,722

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L3426  vs
E3-1220 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 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 80W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 2.5 pt/W 12.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 65W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon L3426  vs
E3-1220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.3°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 2
Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon L3426
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