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Intel Xeon X3480

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3480

Reasons to consider the
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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 156.35W 2x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 53.98 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 157.68 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.04 pt/W vs 0.96 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,366 vs 1,226 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer May, 2010 vs Jul, 2009 Release date 11 months later
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Better performance per dollar 0.57 pt/$ vs 0.31 pt/$ Around 85% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.78 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3480 vs Core i7 860

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3480
5,732
Core i7 860
5,051

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3480
1,366
Core i7 860
1,226

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3480  vs
Core i7 860 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.46 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 53.98 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 157.68 $/year
Performance per watt 2.04 pt/W 0.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 156.35W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB

details

Xeon X3480  vs
Core i7 860 
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 45 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 21
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 4.14 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 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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