CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3430 vs 3770K


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?



Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3430

Reasons to consider the
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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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,089 vs 944 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench (32-bit) score 13,716 vs 5,214 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,731.8 vs 717.2 Around 9.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,627 vs 3,319 Around 3x better PassMark 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
Better performance per dollar 3.85 pt/$ vs 1.28 pt/$ More than 3x 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
Core i7 3770K


Xeon X3430
Core i7 3770K

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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
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


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


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 5.37 pt/W 7.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 114.98W


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