CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3503 vs 3470 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  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 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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz vs 3.67 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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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 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 998 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,769 Around 3.8x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 0.86 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3503 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3503
2,870
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3503
1,595
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3503
102,150 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3503
1,769
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3503  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.86 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 86.05W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 19,200 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon W3503  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.23V Unknown - 1.13V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.92 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.17 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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
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