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Front view of AMD Opteron 270

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 270

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Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 159.66W 2.3x 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 20.48 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67 °C vs 61 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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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
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 1,083 Around 8.5x better PassMark score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
Much better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 11x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 4.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 270 vs FX 8350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 270
1,083
FX 8350
9,134

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 270  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
940
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit 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

details

Opteron 270  vs
FX 8350 
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 10 21
Voltage range 1.2 - UnknownV 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature 0 - 67°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,113.5 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 85W 125W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.52 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 69.06W 159.66W
AMD Opteron 270
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