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Front view of AMD Opteron 2372 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2372 HE

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More l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,015 vs 1,000 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,628 vs 1,004.5 More than 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 1.91 pt/W vs 0.62 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2010 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2372 HE vs Athlon II X2 260

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 2372 HE
78.7 MB/s
Athlon II X2 260
128,900 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2372 HE  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.2 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.62 pt/W 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Opteron 2372 HE  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.82 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.84 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
AMD Opteron 2372 HE
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