CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1220 vs 1216 HE 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1220  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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 higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% 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 (Single core) score 1,722 vs 750 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 32 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 12.06 pt/W vs 1.07 pt/W Around 11.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% 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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Feb, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 1216 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1216 HE

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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
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 vs Opteron 1216 HE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Opteron 1216 HE 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 12.06 pt/W 1.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

details

Xeon E3-1220  vs
Opteron 1216 HE 
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 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.4 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
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AMD Opteron 1216 HE
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