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AMD Opteron 1218

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

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Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,963 vs 1,857 Around 60% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,207 vs 994.5 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,256 vs 1,767.5 Around 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz vs 3.13 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 83.69W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Dec, 2006 vs Aug, 2006 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1218 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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

Opteron 1218
155.6 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 103W 89W
Annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 72.31W
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