CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3430 vs 3470 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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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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Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 86.05W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 973 More than 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,607 vs 3,371 More than 95% better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3430 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,273
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
1,653
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
109,200 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i5 3470
9,226

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i5 3470
12,141

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3430
3,371
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 86.05W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 32
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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