AMD Opteron 2384 

Released November, 2008
  • 2.7 GHz
  • Quad core
5.1 Out of 10

Given AMD's traditional advantage as sockets are added, we'd expect the four-way model to have an even greater advantage.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
Overall, AMD says the new 45nm process is 35 per cent more power efficient.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Opteron 2384 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

Opteron 2384
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Opteron 2384
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Opteron 2384
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Opteron 2384
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Opteron 2384
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Opteron 2384
Xeon E5450
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Opteron 2384

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Opteron 2384

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2384
Xeon E5450

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2384
Xeon E5450

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2384
108,800 MB/s
Xeon E5450
128,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 2384
Xeon E5-4603
Xeon E5450

PassMark (Single Core)

Opteron 2384
Xeon E5450
Xeon E5-4603

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Opteron 2384

Both the overall quad-core layout and the detailed architecture of the cores have been carried over pretty much unchanged.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

That's a huge step forward compared to the 105 watt rating of the outgoing 2.5GHz 65nm Opteron 2360.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
As you'd expect with any die-shrink, the new 45nm process also allows AMD to pack a few more transistors into the die.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
Even the top 2.7GHz 2384 model is rated at just 75 watts.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)


Known internally at AMD under the Shanghai codename, the new microarchitecture doesn't amount to much more than a die shrink from 65nm production technology to a new 45nm node.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
At launch, the new Opterons span a range of clockspeeds between 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
Launched today in Opteron server trim, AMD's new 45nm microarchitecture is far from revolutionary.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)

Type of CPU

But it does make for an excellent server CPU and also bodes well for upcoming desktop derivatives.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
Early next year, Intel will roll out its impressive new Nehalem architecture in servers.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
If that sounds rather arcane, virtualisation is an increasingly important aspect of server CPU performance.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)


That said, integer performance is slightly less impressive.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
But it's significantly closer than before thanks to the boost clocks and cache memory.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
Certainly they have the measure of Intel's Xeon processors running at 3.2GHz in our computational fluid dynamics benchmark.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)


Factor in the big improvements in power efficiency - again, that's something that really matters for high density server installations - and AMD is now in a position to make a pretty compelling overall argument to server customers.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)
But it's worth remembering that the best quad-core server processor AMD could actually ship a little over a year ago was 1.9GHz.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type F
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. 3DNow!
  5. SSE4a
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 2.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W


Clock speed 2,200 MHz


Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 2
Clock multiplier 13
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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