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Front view of AMD Opteron 3260 HE

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AMD Opteron 3260 HE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 10% 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 performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 2.54 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 850 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 3,259 Around 2x better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 1 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 3260 HE vs FX 6300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3260 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.54 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 3260 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.1°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 4.75 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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