CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 2218 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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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 755 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 8,219 vs 1,594 Around 5.2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W More than 8.8x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.86 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 55 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2218

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AMD Opteron 2218

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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 77.19W vs 114.5W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
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
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 41.87 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 112.13 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs Opteron 2218

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
Opteron 2218
3,975

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,876
Opteron 2218
1,129.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
Opteron 2218
112.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
Opteron 2218 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 77.19W

details

Core i7 2600  vs
Opteron 2218 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 34 13
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 2.86 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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