CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E2180 vs 3800+ among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E2180 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium E2180  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E2180

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2180

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 1.23 pt/W vs 0.73 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.65 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2007 vs Jun, 2004 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 3800+

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AMD Athlon 3800+

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E2180 vs Athlon 3800+

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

Pentium E2180
85,200 MB/s
Athlon 3800+
64.55 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2180  vs
Athlon 3800+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
939
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.23 pt/W 0.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Pentium E2180  vs
Athlon 3800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8 7
Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.65 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Pentium E2180
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