CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of L5638 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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L5638

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon L5638

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 3 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better performance per watt 8.43 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 5,556 vs 4,229 More than 30% better PassMark score
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 942 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.88 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 48.75W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 14.45 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 52.56 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L5638 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5638
15,681
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5638
1,355
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon L5638
965,300 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon L5638
5,556
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5638  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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 60W 55W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 8.43 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 48.75W 44.69W

details

Xeon L5638  vs
Core i3 3220 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.03 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 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 QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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