CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1218 vs 250 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

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 250 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 250  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1218

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More l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 83.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 1,207 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,814 vs 2,256 Around 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.81 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 90.23 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1218 vs Athlon II X2 250

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 1218
155.6 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 103W 65W
Annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 52.81W

details

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 2,374.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz 3.72 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
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