CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3280 vs 3260 HE among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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AMD Opteron 3280

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Front view of AMD Opteron 3280

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 3280

Reasons to consider the
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
Much 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
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 2.54 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Opteron 3260 HE

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 3280 vs 3260 HE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3280  vs
3260 HE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
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
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 2.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 3280  vs
3260 HE 
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 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.1°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.87 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz 2.7 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
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