CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5470 vs QX9770 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5470  based on its power consumption.

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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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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 142,200 MB/s vs 137,050 MB/s Around 5% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,201 vs 6,063 Around 85% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 110.5W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 63 °C vs 55.5 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 4.23 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2008 vs Jan, 2008 Release date 8 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 32.76 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 119.14 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 4.47 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 QX9770

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Intel Core2 QX9770

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 QX9770 vs the Xeon X5470.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5470 vs Core2 QX9770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5470
11,201
Core2 QX9770
6,063

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5470
1,764
Core2 QX9770
1,736

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5470
142,200 MB/s
Core2 QX9770
137,050 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5470  vs
Core2 QX9770 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 120W 136W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 32.76 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 119.14 $/year
Performance per watt 1.75 pt/W 1.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 110.5W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,600 MHz

details

Xeon X5470  vs
Core2 QX9770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 820,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 10 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 55.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz 4.23 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
Intel Xeon X5470
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