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Front view of Intel Core i3 560

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 560

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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
Much higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 59.31W vs 77.19W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 17.59 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 63.95 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Second Generation Opteron 2212

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AMD Second Generation Opteron 2212

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i3 560  vs Second Generation Opteron 2212 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 560  vs
Second Generation Opteron 2212 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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features

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

details

Core i3 560  vs
Second Generation Opteron 2212 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C 0 - 72°C

power consumption

TDP 73W 95W
Annual home energy cost 17.59 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 63.95 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 59.31W 77.19W
Intel Core i3 560
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AMD Second Generation Opteron 2212
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