CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3110M vs 1212 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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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3110M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3110M  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3110M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 83.69W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 55 °C More than 90% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,851 vs 864 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,982 vs 1,616 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better performance per watt 3.71 pt/W vs 0.41 pt/W Around 9x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 24.81 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 90.23 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 1212

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AMD Opteron 1212

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x 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 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.06 GHz vs 2.43 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3110M vs Opteron 1212

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

Core i3 3110M
125,500 MB/s
Opteron 1212
55.3 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3110M  vs
Opteron 1212 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 103W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 3.71 pt/W 0.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 83.69W

details

Core i3 3110M  vs
Opteron 1212 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,197.2 1,528.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 3.06 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 3110M
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