CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1218 vs 445 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

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Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 445

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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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Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.67 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core More than 3x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 445

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,233 vs 2,256 Around 90% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 55 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer May, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,582 vs 1,207 More than 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 83.69W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 1.42 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1218 vs Athlon II X3 445

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 X3 445
125,450 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 X3 445 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 103W 95W
Annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 1.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 77.19W

details

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon II X3 445 
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.17 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.88 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 1,953.8
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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