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Front view of Intel Xeon L5420

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Intel Xeon L5420

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 0.5 MB 24x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly lower typical power consumption 40.63W vs 44.69W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.43 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.85 GHz vs 3.46 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.33 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,043 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 57 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 4,968 Around 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5420 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5420
4,968
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5420
1,380
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5420
107,200 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5420
4,473
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5420
5,037
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Xeon L5420
5,037
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5420
3,506
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon L5420
1,043
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5420  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 50W 55W
Annual home energy cost 12.04 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 43.8 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.75 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 40.63W 44.69W

details

Xeon L5420  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 57°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.85 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 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

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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