CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 4234 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 9.64 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W More than 8x better performance per watt
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,086 vs 1,764 Around 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,739 vs 6,979 Around 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2014 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4234

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AMD Opteron 4234

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs Opteron 4234

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 i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
Opteron 4234
2,040 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
Opteron 4234 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1150
C32
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

Core i5 4460  vs
Opteron 4234 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 32 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 70.5°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.64 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4460
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