CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3430 vs E3-1220 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220  based on its performance, single-core performance, cost to run 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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Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 973 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.59 pt/$ vs 0.7 pt/$ More than 6.5x better performance per dollar
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3430 vs E3-1220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,273
Xeon E3-1220
8,827

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
1,653
Xeon E3-1220
2,797

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
109,200 MB/s
Xeon E3-1220
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3430
5,207
Xeon E3-1220
8,563

GeekBench

Xeon X3430
5,207
Xeon E3-1220
9,866

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3430
3,371
Xeon E3-1220
6,076

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3430  vs
E3-1220 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.4 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 80W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 12.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 65W

bus

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

details

Xeon X3430  vs
E3-1220 
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 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

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