CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 1381 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i7 2600

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Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 915 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 8,219 vs 3,065 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 1.52 pt/W More than 4.2x better performance per watt
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 threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 3.49 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 1381

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1381

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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 lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 114.5W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 112.13 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs Opteron 1381

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
Opteron 1381 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 75W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 1.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 60.94W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Core i7 2600  vs
Opteron 1381 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 12
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V 1.05 - 1.23V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.5 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 1,940.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz N/A
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