CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3470 vs 6300 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

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3470

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Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 9.35 pt/$ vs 0.4 pt/$ More than 23.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 1.43 pt/W Around 7x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.96 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,233 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 5,195 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 4.39 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3470 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
6,645
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
1,812
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
108 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3470
5,195
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3470
1,233
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3470  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1156
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Xeon X3470  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 20
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.96 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,225.7 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.43 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Xeon X3470
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