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Front view of Intel Xeon X3450

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.08 GHz vs 3.85 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770

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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
Much better performance per dollar 3.12 pt/$ vs 0.65 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
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 watt 10.41 pt/W vs 1.79 pt/W More than 5.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,172 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,523 vs 4,912 Around 95% better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.01 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3450 vs Core i7 4770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
6,945
Core i7 4770
13,342

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
1,782
Core i7 4770
3,514

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
107,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770
4,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
7,161
Core i7 4770
13,074

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3450
7,860
Core i7 4770
14,063

GeekBench

Xeon X3450
8,257
Core i7 4770
14,063

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3450
4,912
Core i7 4770
9,523

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3450
1,172
Core i7 4770
2,029

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3450  vs
Core i7 4770 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W 10.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X3450  vs
Core i7 4770 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.08 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.08 GHz 3.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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
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