CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5670 vs X3470 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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5670 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5670  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 X5670

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 8,013 vs 5,195 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 8.56 pt/W vs 1.43 pt/W Around 6x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 12.13 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ Around 32.8x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 72.7 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports more RAM 294,912 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 9x more RAM
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.32 GHz vs 3.96 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz vs 4.39 GHz Almost the same
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date 6 months later
Front view of Intel Xeon X3470

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5670 vs X3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
24,364
Xeon X3470
6,645

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
2,341
Xeon X3470
1,812

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
1,590,000 MB/s
Xeon X3470
108 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5670
8,013
Xeon X3470
5,195

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5670
1,347
Xeon X3470
1,233

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5670  vs
X3470 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.93 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1156

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 8.56 pt/W 1.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 294,912 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon X5670  vs
X3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 22 22
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.32 GHz 3.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.32 GHz 3.96 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

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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