CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 v3 vs 4234 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3

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Much better performance per watt 30.47 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W Around 25.8x better performance per watt
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4234

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AMD Opteron 4234

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 v3 vs Opteron 4234

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 v3
4,030,000 MB/s
Opteron 4234
2,040 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v3  vs
Opteron 4234 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 80W 95W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 30.47 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 77.19W

details

Xeon E3-1220 v3  vs
Opteron 4234 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 0 2
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
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