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Intel Xeon X3430

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3430

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3430

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz vs 2.91 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 89.38W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2009 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 96.36 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 26.5 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 170

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AMD Opteron 170

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3430 vs Opteron 170

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,207
Opteron 170
1,922

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,207
Opteron 170
1,922

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3430
3,371
Opteron 170
1,097

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
Opteron 170 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Xeon X3430  vs
Opteron 170 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 10
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C 0 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 2.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 717.2 1,282.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 2.91 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 110W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 89.38W
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