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Front view of Intel Xeon X3353

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Intel Xeon X3353

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 112.55W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 41.29 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 110.03 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 3.38 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,863 vs 1,122 More than 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 6.79 pt/W vs 1.79 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 6,383 vs 3,925 Around 65% better PassMark score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3353 vs Core i5 2500K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3353  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 95W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 112.55W

details

Xeon X3353  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 4.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.1
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,275

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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