CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5492 vs 3570K 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3570K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3570K  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 X5492

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5492

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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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
Much better performance per dollar 3.09 pt/$ vs 0.09 pt/$ Around 36.2x better performance per dollar
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,213 vs 2,023 Around 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 4.69 pt/W vs 1.37 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 107.5W vs 121.88W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 7,152 vs 4,851 More than 45% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 63 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.6 GHz vs 3.94 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year vs 131.4 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5492 vs Core i5 3570K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5492
8,453
Core i5 3570K
10,311

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5492
159,200 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5492  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.4 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 No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 150W 77W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 1.37 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 107.5W

details

Xeon X5492  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
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 8 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 4.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.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

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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