CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v2 vs 2214 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2  based on its performance and cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much 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 score 6,602 vs 1,415 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 13.51 pt/W vs 0.57 pt/W Around 23.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2.84 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 77.19W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2214

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AMD Opteron 2214

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Much 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 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v2 vs Opteron 2214

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

Xeon E3-1220 v2
2,200,000 MB/s
Opteron 2214
59.8 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Opteron 2214 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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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 69W 95W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 13.51 pt/W 0.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 77.19W

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Opteron 2214 
Threads 4 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 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 31 11

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 2.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 2.84 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 Xeon E3-1220 v2
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