CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3670 vs 3770 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  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 W3670

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3670

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 4.03 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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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 3.46 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 105.63W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 1.31 pt/$ Around 80% better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,399 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 5.98 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 8,289 Around 15% better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Aug, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 3.84 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3670 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
13,282
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
2,407
Core i7 3770
3,236

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
1,670,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
13,313
Core i7 3770
12,495

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
14,709
Core i7 3770
13,300

GeekBench

Xeon W3670
14,709
Core i7 3770
16,134

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3670
8,289
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon W3670
1,399
Core i7 3770
2,072

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3670  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 5.98 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 62.56W

bus

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

details

Xeon W3670  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.84 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

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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