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Intel Core i3 530

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3430

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 92.5W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,273 vs 3,904 More than 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 35.3 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 88.48 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 530

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.14 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ Around 65% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 3.51 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz vs 4.12 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3430 vs Core i3 530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,273
Core i3 530
3,904

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
1,653
Core i3 530
1,800

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
109,200 MB/s
Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i3 530
3,755

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i3 530
5,758

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3430
3,371
Core i3 530
2,584

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i3 530 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,773.12 MB

details

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i3 530 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 22
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 4.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 717.2 2,953.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 4.31 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 73W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 35.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 88.48 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 1.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 92.5W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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