CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1225 v3 vs 4280 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

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 

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

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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 turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,025 vs 1,078 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 25% 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
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4280

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AMD Opteron 4280

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Opteron 4280

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 4280
2,065,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Opteron 4280 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.2 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 13.25 pt/W 8.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Opteron 4280 
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 2

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 2.8 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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AMD Opteron 4280
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