Intel Xeon W3670 vs D-1559

Intel Xeon W3670
Intel Xeon D-1559

General info

Comparing Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.24
 
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Type
Server
 
Server
Series
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Intel Xeon D
Achitecture codename
Gulftown
 
Broadwell
Release date
on August 2010
 
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Launch price (MSRP)
$295
 
$727
Price now
$565
 
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Technical specs

Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
12
Number of threads
12
 
24
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
768 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
3 MB
L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
18 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
239 mm2
 
306.18 mm2
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
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Operating temperature range
n/d
 
85 °C
Transistor count
1170 million
 
4700 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
FCBGA1667
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
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GPIO
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
DDR4, DDR3
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
3
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
31.78 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0 / 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
32
USB revision
n/d
 
2.0 / 3.0
Total number of SATA ports
n/d
 
6
Number of USB ports
n/d
 
8
Integrated LAN
n/d
 
+
UART
n/d
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon W3670 16.93
Xeon D-1559 17.01 +0.5%

Passmark

Xeon W3670 8021
Xeon D-1559 8055 +0.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
7.3 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon W3670 and Xeon D-1559 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon W3670

Cheaper ($295 vs $727)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

Advantages of Intel Xeon D-1559

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (45 vs 130 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Xeon W3670 or D-1559?

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