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Front view of Intel Xeon X3430

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 100.22W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 37.54 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,273 vs 4,709 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 96.89 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ Around 5.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 25% higher turbo 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
Significantly better performance per watt 4.67 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 3.51 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,319 vs 973 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 4.12 GHz Around 25% 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 i5 650

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,273
Core i5 650
4,709

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
1,653
Core i5 650
2,168

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
109,200 MB/s
Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i5 650
4,675

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,207
Core i5 650
6,669

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3430
3,371
Core i5 650
3,116

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i5 650 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.46 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 73W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 37.54 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 96.89 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 4.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 100.22W

bus

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

details

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i5 650 
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 24
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 5.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 4.31 GHz

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
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