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Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.84 pt/W More than 6.5x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 663 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,076 vs 433 More than 14x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.47 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3100+

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AMD Athlon 64 3100+

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 65W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 19.27 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 70.08 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 vs Athlon 64 3100+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Athlon 64 3100+ 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
462
AM2

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

details

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Athlon 64 3100+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.47 GHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 25W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 12.06 pt/W 1.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 20.31W
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