CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3470 vs 4280 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

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Too close to call

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Front view of AMD Opteron 4280

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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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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4280

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 6,430 vs 5,195 Around 25% better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 8.92 pt/W vs 1.43 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3470 vs Opteron 4280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
6,645
Opteron 4280
8,198

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
1,812
Opteron 4280
1,692

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
108 MB/s
Opteron 4280
2,065,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3470
5,195
Opteron 4280
6,430

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3470
1,233
Opteron 4280
1,078

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3470  vs
Opteron 4280 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1156
C32

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

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 8.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3

details

Xeon X3470  vs
Opteron 4280 
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 22 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.96 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz 2.8 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

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Intel Xeon X3470
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