CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3480 vs 880 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 X3480 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3480  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3480

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3480

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 123.55W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 41.57 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 126.14 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 2.04 pt/W vs 1.45 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i7 880

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Intel Core i7 880

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 3.78 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3480 vs Core i7 880

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X3480
5,732
Core i7 880
5,684

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X3480
1,366
Core i7 880
1,347

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3480  vs
Core i7 880 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.06 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.73 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 41.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 126.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.04 pt/W 1.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 123.55W

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 880 
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 23
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 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 4.05 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
Intel Xeon X3480
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