CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1220 vs 5200+ 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 1220 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 1220  based on its single-core performance.

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Front view of AMD Opteron 1220

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 1220

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1220

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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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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 X2 5200+

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AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 83.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Newer Aug, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 3.26 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1220 vs Athlon X2 5200+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1220  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
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 0.81 pt/W 0.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 52.81W

details

Opteron 1220  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.95 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C 55 - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.38 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 820.6 1,603.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3.61 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
AMD Opteron 1220
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