CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3330 vs Q9400 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Intel Xeon X3330

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3330

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3330

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Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,104 vs 5,123 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,800 vs 1,490 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per dollar 0.82 pt/$ vs 0.72 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3330 vs Core2 Quad Q9400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3330
141,600 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q9400
114,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3330  vs
Core2 Quad Q9400 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 1.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Xeon X3330  vs
Core2 Quad Q9400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000 456,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 13625V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 3.54 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
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