CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1225 v3 vs 3280 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 7,137 vs 5,330 Around 35% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,025 vs 875 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz vs 2.87 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over a year later
Front view of AMD Opteron 3280

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AMD Opteron 3280

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many 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 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Opteron 3280

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 E3-1225 v3
4,250,000 MB/s
Opteron 3280
1,710,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Opteron 3280 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa 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 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.25 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Opteron 3280 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 2.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics P4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
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