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Front view of AMD Opteron 3250 HE

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AMD Opteron 3250 HE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 159.66W 4.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 5.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Features Key features of the Opteron 3250 HE  vs FX 8350 

clock speed

Opteron 3250 HE
2.5 GHz
FX 8350
4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Opteron 3250 HE
3.5 GHz
FX 8350
4.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 3250 HE
2.5 GHz
FX 8350
4.69 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 3250 HE
2.5 GHz
FX 8350
8.79 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3250 HE  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 45W 125W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 159.62 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 3250 HE  vs
FX 8350 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 21

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 4.69 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
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