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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 252

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AMD Opteron 252

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.73 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 55.25W vs 66.71W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Feb, 2005 vs Apr, 2003 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 59.57 $/year vs 71.92 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 16.38 $/year vs 19.78 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 244

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AMD Opteron 244

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 244 vs the 252.

Features Key features of the Opteron 252  vs 244 

clock speed

Opteron 252
2.6 GHz
Opteron 244
1.8 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 252
2.73 GHz
Opteron 244
2.17 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 252
2.6 GHz
Opteron 244
1.8 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 252  vs
244 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
940

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
244 
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
Clock multiplier 13 9
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 1.5 - UnknownV
Operating temperature 0 - 67°C 0 - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.73 GHz 2.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,037.9 839.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.73 GHz 2.17 GHz

power consumption

TDP 68W 82.1W
Annual home energy cost 16.38 $/year 19.78 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 59.57 $/year 71.92 $/year
Typical power consumption 55.25W 66.71W
AMD Opteron 252
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