CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3550 vs 4770 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 i7 4770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3550

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4770

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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 better performance per dollar 3.12 pt/$ vs 0.67 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.33 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 10.41 pt/W vs 1.57 pt/W More than 6.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,357 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 9,523 vs 5,730 More than 65% better PassMark score
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Aug, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.65 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.01 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3550 vs Core i7 4770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3550
8,228
Core i7 4770
13,342

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3550
2,134
Core i7 4770
3,514

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3550
140,900 MB/s
Core i7 4770
4,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3550
8,181
Core i7 4770
13,074

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3550
10,739
Core i7 4770
14,063

GeekBench

Xeon W3550
10,739
Core i7 4770
14,063

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3550
5,730
Core i7 4770
9,523

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon W3550
1,357
Core i7 4770
2,029

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3550  vs
Core i7 4770 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.57 pt/W 10.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon W3550  vs
Core i7 4770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.65 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.65 GHz 3.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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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