CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3230 vs Q6700


Benchmark performance using all cores


Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Intel Xeon X3230 

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Intel Xeon X3230

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3230

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3230

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Intel Xeon X3230

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Better performance per dollar 5.8 pt/$ vs 2.29 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6700

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Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 62.2 °C vs 60.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3230 vs Core2 Quad Q6700


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon X3230  vs
Core2 Quad Q6700 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 105W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 5.6 pt/W 4.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 85.31W


Xeon X3230  vs
Core2 Quad Q6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.4°C Unknown - 62.2°C

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


Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz
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