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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Newer Aug, 2010 vs May, 2004 Release date over 6 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 2.86 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 146 vs Athlon X2 5200+

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 146
168 MB/s
Athlon X2 5200+
54.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 146  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
939
940
AM3
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Opteron 146  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 0.95 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 65°C 55 - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.86 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.38 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 987.1 1,603.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.86 GHz 3.61 GHz

power consumption

TDP 67W 65W
Annual home energy cost 16.14 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 58.69 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.68 pt/W 0.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 54.44W 52.81W
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