CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5670 vs X5470 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X5670 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X5670  based on its performance, cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5670

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5670

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Much better PassMark score 8,013 vs 4,675 More than 70% better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 8.54 pt/W vs 1.75 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 63 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 97.5W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Mar, 2010 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Xeon X5470

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core 9x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 4.29 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 4.5 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5670 vs X5470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
24,364
Xeon X5470
11,201

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
2,341
Xeon X5470
1,764

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5670
1,590,000 MB/s
Xeon X5470
142,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5670
8,013
Xeon X5470
4,675

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5670
1,347
Xeon X5470
1,392

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5670  vs
X5470 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.33 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 771

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 120W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 8.54 pt/W 1.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 97.5W

details

Xeon X5670  vs
X5470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 22 10
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.29 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz 4.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.29 GHz 4.51 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 FSB
Number of links 2 1
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,333 MHz
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