CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3503 vs 3230M 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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3230M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3230M  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3503

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3503

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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 l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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Intel Core i5 3230M

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 105.63W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 12.42 pt/W vs 0.86 pt/W Around 14.5x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,290 vs 2,870 Around 85% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 998 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3503 vs Core i5 3230M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3503
102,150 MB/s
Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3503  vs
Core i5 3230M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
rPGA 988B

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon W3503  vs
Core i5 3230M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 35W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 0.86 pt/W 12.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 28.44W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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