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AMD Opteron 2431

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Front view of AMD Opteron 2431

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Front view of AMD Opteron 2431

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AMD Opteron 2431

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better PassMark score 4,516 vs 974 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 877 vs 562 More than 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jun, 2009 vs May, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 60.94W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 55 °C More than 80% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 65.7 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 18.07 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2431 vs Athlon X2 62

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2431  vs
Athlon X2 62 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
F
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 75W 25W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.89 pt/W 2.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 20.31W

details

Opteron 2431  vs
Athlon X2 62 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.02 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 2,200 MHz 333 MHz
AMD Opteron 2431
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