CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1218 vs 6300 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

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

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AMD Opteron 1218

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W Around 16.8x better performance per watt
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 6,444 vs 1,468 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 801 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.41 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 2.8x more l3 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 83.69W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62.5 °C vs 55 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1218 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 1218
2,256
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 1218
1,207
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 1218
155.6 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 1218
2,963
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

Opteron 1218
2,963
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 1218
1,468
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1218  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
AM2
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 103W 95W
Annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 90.23 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 83.69W 77.19W

details

Opteron 1218  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 20
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz 4.75 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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