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AMD FX 4300

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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AMD Opteron 3280

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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
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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 9.24 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.87 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,406 vs 875 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70.5 °C vs 61.1 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 3280 vs FX 4300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
2,986
FX 4300
5,582

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4300
1,981

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
1,710,000 MB/s
FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
7,233
FX 4300
5,404

GeekBench

Opteron 3280
7,233
FX 4300
5,404

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 3280
5,330
FX 4300
4,651

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 4300
1,406

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3280  vs
FX 4300 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad 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 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 9.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

Opteron 3280  vs
FX 4300 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.1°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.87 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz 4.48 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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