CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3220 vs 2100 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  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 X3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3220

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 98.28W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 37.88 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.67 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% 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 1.14 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 80% better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 939 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3220 vs Core i3 2100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,507
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
1,296
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
103,100 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,365
Core i3 2100
4,738

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,757
Core i3 2100
5,042

GeekBench

Xeon X3220
4,757
Core i3 2100
7,901

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3220
3,107
Core i3 2100
3,664

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3220  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 105W 65W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 98.28W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X3220  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.67 GHz 3.23 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,185.2 1,518.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Intel Xeon X3220
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