CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5667 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

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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 X5667

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5667

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More l3 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 107.5W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 82.9 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 38.81 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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Intel Core i5 3570K

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Much better performance per dollar 3.09 pt/$ vs 0.18 pt/$ More than 17x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,309 Around 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 7,152 vs 4,722 More than 50% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 4.69 pt/W vs 2.75 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 3.07 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5667 vs Core i5 3570K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5667
17,452
Core i5 3570K
10,311

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5667
167,600 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 X5667  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 2.75 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 107.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X5667  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 23 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 82.9°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.46 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz 4.59 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB
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