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Front view of Intel Xeon X7560

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X7560

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 6 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly 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
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.02 pt/$ Around 169.8x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,436 vs 2,615 More than 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,983 vs 1,459.5 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 105.63W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.39 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 0.47 pt/W Around 9.5x better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X7560 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7560
2,615
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7560
1,459.5
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7560
96.75 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X7560  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.27 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.47 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 86.05W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 4 1
Data rate 102,400 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon X7560  vs
Core i5 3470 
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.39 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.39 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
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