CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3430 vs 3770K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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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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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 114.98W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
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 42.19 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench (32-bit) score 13,744 vs 5,192 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,090 vs 940 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,638 vs 3,331 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,731.8 vs 717.2 Around 9.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Marginally newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly better performance per dollar 3.17 pt/$ vs 2.61 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz vs 4.14 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3430 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench (32-bit)

Xeon X3430
5,192
Core i7 3770K
13,744

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,192
Core i7 3770K
17,972

Passmark

Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i7-3770K finished in third place, which is where it has finished in most of the benchmarks with a solid score of 21293 3DMarks.
Core i7 3770K | by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

Benchmark Results: The CPU benchmark results in 3DMark Vantage showed the Intel Core i7-3770K coming in third place again with a score of 26646 3DMarks.
Core i7 3770K | by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
LGA 1155
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

features

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

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
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 i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 22 nms
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 35
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.3 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz 4.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 717.2 6,731.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.3 GHz 4.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 5.58 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 114.98W

bus

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