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Front view of Intel Xeon X3450

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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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 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.65 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,172 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 1.79 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 9,449 vs 4,912 More than 90% better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 77.19W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3450 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
6,945
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
1,782
Core i7 3770
3,236

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
107,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
7,161
Core i7 3770
12,495

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
7,860
Core i7 3770
13,300

GeekBench

Xeon X3450
8,257
Core i7 3770
16,134

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3450
4,912
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3450
1,172
Core i7 3770
2,072

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3450  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 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 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 62.56W

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 X3450  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 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 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,300,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 8
Overclocked clock speed 4.08 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.08 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

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

bus

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