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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 250

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 250

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 90 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD Opteron 242

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AMD Opteron 242

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 242 vs the 250.

Features Key features of the Opteron 250  vs 242 

clock speed

Opteron 250
2.4 GHz
Opteron 242
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 250  vs
242 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Opteron 250  vs
242 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 2 2

power consumption

TDP 3W 1W
Annual home energy cost 0.72 $/year 0.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 2.63 $/year 0.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 2.44W 0.81W
AMD Opteron 250
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AMD Opteron 242
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