CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3670 vs 4770K 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

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

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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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
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 4770K

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Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 1.31 pt/$ Around 3x 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 3.46 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
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,399 Around 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 5.98 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Aug, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 8,289 More than 20% better PassMark score
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 (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.84 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3670 vs Core i7 4770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
13,282
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
1,670,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
13,313
Core i7 4770K
14,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3670
14,709
Core i7 4770K
15,778

GeekBench

Xeon W3670
14,709
Core i7 4770K
18,498

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon W3670
8,289
Core i7 4770K
10,016

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3670  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 5.98 pt/W 11.31 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 W3670  vs
Core i7 4770K 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.84 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz 4.48 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 1,250 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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