CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2224 SE vs 8320 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD FX 8320 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 2224 SE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2224 SE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 96.69W vs 101.56W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 28.67 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 104.24 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x 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
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
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 7.79 pt/W vs 0.66 pt/W More than 11.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 8,183 vs 1,919 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.56 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,066 vs 1,346 Around 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
More l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 61.1 °C vs 55 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.75 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2224 SE vs FX 8320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
10,352

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
2,066

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2224 SE
87.9 MB/s
FX 8320
2,320,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8320
8,183

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2224 SE  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
F
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 119W 125W
Annual home energy cost 28.67 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 104.24 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.66 pt/W 7.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 96.69W 101.56W

details

Opteron 2224 SE  vs
FX 8320 
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 16 20
Voltage range 1.32 - UnknownV 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 4.56 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
AMD Opteron 2224 SE
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