CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3360 vs E3120 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 X3360 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3360  based on its performance and value.

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Intel Xeon X3360

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3360

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3360

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3360

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Xeon E3120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3120

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Much higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.83 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.97 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2.83 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Jan, 2008 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3360 vs E3120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3360
5,513
Xeon E3120
2,995

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3360
1,589
Xeon E3120
1,690

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3360
122,200 MB/s
Xeon E3120
134.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3360
4,024
Xeon E3120
2,241

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3360
1,202
Xeon E3120
1,338

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3360  vs
E3120 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 3.16 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.65 pt/W 1.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Xeon X3360  vs
E3120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.97 GHz 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.83 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.97 GHz 4.42 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,333 MHz
Intel Xeon X3360
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