CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2356 vs 240 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

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD Opteron 2356 

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Front view of AMD Opteron 2356

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 2356

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2356

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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,681 vs 2,624 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.43 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 60.94W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,423 vs 1,090 More than 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 65.7 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 18.07 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2356 vs Athlon II X2 240

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 2356
86.9 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240
112,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2356  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
F
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 75W 65W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.36 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 52.81W

details

Opteron 2356  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 3.67 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
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