CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770 vs 2431 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 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 better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 877 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 1.89 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 9,449 vs 4,516 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2431

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AMD Opteron 2431

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x 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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs Opteron 2431

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 2431 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa 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
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 75W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 1.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 60.94W

details

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 2431 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 34 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,339.9 N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i7 3770
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