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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2

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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 52.81W 3.8x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.8x lower annual home energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 4228 HE

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AMD Opteron 4228 HE

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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
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs Opteron 4228 HE 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
Opteron 4228 HE 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
C32

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 65W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Xeon E3-1220LV2  vs
Opteron 4228 HE 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 22 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 77.5°C Unknown - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.8 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

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 1 2
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2
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