CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3330 vs X3230 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X3330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3330  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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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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Newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Jul, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon X3230

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% 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 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3330 vs X3230

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3330
6,104
Xeon X3230
2,522.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3330
1,800
Xeon X3230
1,430.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3330
141,600 MB/s
Xeon X3230
136.55 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3330
3,545
Xeon X3230
3,443

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3330
1,140
Xeon X3230
1,039

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3330  vs
X3230 
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 No
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 0.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon X3330  vs
X3230 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 60.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 2.66 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,255.5 2,350.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 3.5 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
Intel Xeon X3330
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