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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Xeon Processor E5310 Opteron 1222 SE
Cyberpunk 2077 309% 432%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 451% 616%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 297% 415%
FIFA 21 283% 397%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 364% 502%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 536% 727%
Watch Dogs Legion 451% 616%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 364% 502%
Grand Theft Auto VI 573% 774%
Genshin Impact 210% 303%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon Processor E5310 is noticeably better than the AMD Opteron 1222 SE when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Xeon Processor E5310 was released less than a year after the Opteron 1222 SE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Xeon Processor E5310 has 2 more cores than the Opteron 1222 SE. With 4 cores, the Xeon Processor E5310 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Xeon Processor E5310 and Opteron 1222 SE are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Opteron 1222 SE has a 1.4 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Xeon Processor E5310 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Xeon Processor E5310 has a 6976 KB bigger L2 cache than the Opteron 1222 SE, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Xeon Processor E5310 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Xeon Processor E5310 has a 45 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 1222 SE, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Xeon Processor E5310 will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameClovertownSanta Ana
MoBo SocketLGA 771/Socket JSocket AM2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date14 Nov 200615 Aug 2006
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads4vs-
Clock Speed1.6 GHzvs3 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus -vs1000 MHz
Max TDP80 Wvs125 W
Lithography65 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.0000V-1.5000V KBvs1.35 V/1.40 V KB
Max Temperature66°Cvs55°C
Virtualization Technologynovsyes
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs128 KB
L1 Cache Count-vs2
L2 Cache Size8000 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Count-vs2
L2 Cache Speed-vs3000 MHz
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed and manufactured by Intel Corporation, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system markets. Primary advantages of the Xeon CPUs, when compared to the majority of Intel's desktop-grade consumer CPUs, are their multi-socket capabilities, higher core counts, and support for ECC memory.Opteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor to implement the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the 8- and 12-core Socket G34 Opterons, code-named Magny-Cours.

Vendor-Specific Features

Intel Quick Sync VideoAMD Power Management
Intel InTru 3DAMD Business Class
Intel InsiderAMD Black Edition
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
Embedded Options