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Front view of AMD Opteron 252

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AMD Opteron 252

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 55.25W vs 72.31W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 16.38 $/year vs 21.44 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 59.57 $/year vs 77.96 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.73 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Dec, 2006 vs Feb, 2005 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 252 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 252  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
940
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Opteron 252  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature 0 - 67°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.73 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,037.9 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.73 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 68W 89W
Annual home energy cost 16.38 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 59.57 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.46 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 55.25W 72.31W
AMD Opteron 252
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