CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v2 vs 2350 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 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 6,602 vs 2,820 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 13.51 pt/W vs 1.54 pt/W More than 8.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 60.94W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 65.7 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 18.07 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2350

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AMD Opteron 2350

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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 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x 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 2350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Opteron 2350 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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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 69W 75W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 13.51 pt/W 1.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 60.94W

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Opteron 2350 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 31 10

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.45 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz 2 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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AMD Opteron 2350
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