CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3470 vs E3-1270 v3


Benchmark performance using all cores


Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Cost to Run

Commercial Energy Cost


Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Cost to Run and Value

Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3470

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.31 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,274 vs 1,214 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 10,032 vs 5,160 Around 95% better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per watt 19.26 pt/W vs 8.34 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Marginally newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly better performance per dollar 6.12 pt/$ vs 3.14 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3470 vs E3-1270 v3

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon X3470  vs
E3-1270 v3 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Xeon X3470  vs
E3-1270 v3 
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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.31 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 3.5 GHz

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 8.34 pt/W 19.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 65W


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