CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5470 vs 3770K 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

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5470

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 114.98W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 42.19 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 1,764 More than 85% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per dollar 2.41 pt/$ vs 0.84 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 63 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5470 vs Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5470
11,201
Core i7 3770K
13,098

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5470
142,200 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5470  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 112.39 $/year
Performance per watt 2.03 pt/W 4.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 114.98W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon X5470  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 10 35
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 1.33 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.58 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz 4.64 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,679.1 6,731.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz 4.71 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
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