CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5355 vs 3770 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5355

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5355

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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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.22 pt/$ More than 10.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 97.5W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,045 Around 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,449 vs 3,266 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 1.37 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.24 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5355 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
9,667
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
1,408
Core i7 3770
3,236

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
108,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5355
4,430
Core i7 3770
12,495

GeekBench

Xeon X5355
4,430
Core i7 3770
16,134

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5355
3,266
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5355
1,045
Core i7 3770
2,072

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5355  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 120W 77W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 1.37 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 62.56W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X5355  vs
Core i7 3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 1,300,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.24 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.24 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
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