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Front view of AMD Opteron 4180

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4180

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
More l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 83.69W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1212

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AMD Opteron 1212

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.06 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Features Key features of the Opteron 4180  vs 1212 

clock speed

Opteron 4180
2.6 GHz
Opteron 1212
2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 4180
2.6 GHz
Opteron 1212
3.06 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 4180
2.6 GHz
Opteron 1212
2 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 4180  vs
1212 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
C32
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 103W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 90.23 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 83.69W

details

Opteron 4180  vs
1212 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 13 10
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 3.06 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
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