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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3220

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.67 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 939 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.21 pt/W Around 10x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.59 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 7.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 85.31W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3220 vs E3-1220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,507
Xeon E3-1220
8,827

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
1,296
Xeon E3-1220
2,797

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
103,100 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,365
Xeon E3-1220
8,563

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3220
4,757
Xeon E3-1220
9,866

GeekBench

Xeon X3220
4,757
Xeon E3-1220
9,866

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3220
3,107
Xeon E3-1220
6,076

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3220  vs
E3-1220 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
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

power consumption

TDP 105W 80W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 12.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 65W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X3220  vs
E3-1220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 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 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.67 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No Yes
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