CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2378 vs 8350 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

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 2378

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2378

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Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 159.66W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
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AMD FX 8350

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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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 3,179 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.96 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 847 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 1.73 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 61 °C vs 55 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2378 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2378
6,880
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2378
1,072
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 2378
82,700 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 2378
3,179
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2378  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad 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 75W 125W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 2378  vs
FX 8350 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 12 21
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.96 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.96 GHz 4.69 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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