CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3470 vs E5-2620 v3 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3  based on its performance, single-core performance, cost to run 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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Much higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2.87 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

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Much more l3 cache 15 MB vs 8 MB Around 90% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 786,432 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 24x more RAM
Much better PassMark score 9,977 vs 5,195 More than 90% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,683 vs 1,233 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 12.6 pt/W vs 1.43 pt/W More than 8.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.08 pt/$ vs 0.4 pt/$ Around 10.2x better performance per dollar
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 25% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3470 vs E5-2620 v3

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X3470
108 MB/s
Xeon E5-2620 v3
2,750,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3470  vs
E5-2620 v3 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 85W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 1.43 pt/W 12.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 69.06W

bus

Architecture DMI QPI
Number of links 1 2
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X3470  vs
E5-2620 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 12
L3 cache 8 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.96 GHz 2.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz 2.66 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 786,432 MB
Intel Xeon X3470
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