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Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1218

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Lower typical power consumption 83.69W vs 101.56W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Lower annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Feb, 2007 vs Aug, 2006 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1218 vs Athlon X2 6000+

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 X2 6000+
86.1 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 X2 6000+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 103W 125W
Annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 101.56W

details

Opteron 1218  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 1.35 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 1,612.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz 3.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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