Intel Xeon W3670 vs E5-4620

Intel Xeon W3670
Intel Xeon E5-4620

General info

Comparing Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.23
 
17.10
Type
Server
 
Server
Achitecture codename
Gulftown
 
Sandy Bridge-EP
Release date
August 2010
 
May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$295
 
$400
Price now
$565
 
$140

Technical specs

Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 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 E5-4620 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
8
Number of threads
12
 
16
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
12288 KB (shared)
 
16384 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
239 mm2
 
435 mm2
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1170 million
 
2270 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 
0.6V-1.35V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 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
 
4
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
FCLGA2011
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
130 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
-
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d

Security technologies

Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 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 E5-4620.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
384 GB
Max memory channels
3
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
42.6 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
40

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon W3670 25.52
Xeon E5-4620 25.53 +0%

Passmark

Xeon W3670 8121
Xeon E5-4620 8127 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
7.3 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon W3670 and Xeon E5-4620 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 $400)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-4620

0% faster in synthetic tests
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)

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