CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3520 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

7.5

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, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3520

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More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 20% 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 2.7 pt/$ vs 1.31 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,983 vs 1,935 Around 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 4.42 pt/W vs 1.38 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 5,061 More than 30% better PassMark score
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 W3520 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
7,257
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
1,935
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
117,600 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
6,599
Core i5 3470
9,226

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3520
7,836
Core i5 3470
10,031

GeekBench

Xeon W3520
9,166
Core i5 3470
12,141

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3520
5,061
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon W3520
1,196
Core i5 3470
1,906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3520  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad 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

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

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 W3520  vs
Core i5 3470 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 32
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 6 22
Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz 4.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 3.7 GHz

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 1.38 pt/W 4.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 86.05W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
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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