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Front view of AMD Opteron 3250 HE

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AMD Opteron 3250 HE

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 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 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Mar, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 220

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AMD Athlon II X2 220

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Opteron 3250 HE  vs Athlon II X2 220 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3250 HE  vs
Athlon II X2 220 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM3+
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 45W 65W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

details

Opteron 3250 HE  vs
Athlon II X2 220 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 3.83 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 2,600 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Opteron 3250 HE
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AMD Athlon II X2 220
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