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Front view of AMD Opteron 4230 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4230 HE

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 4 months later

Features Key features of the Opteron 4230 HE  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Opteron 4230 HE
2.9 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Opteron 4230 HE
3.7 GHz
FX 6300
4.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 4230 HE
2.9 GHz
FX 6300
4.75 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 4230 HE
2.9 GHz
FX 6300
4.82 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 4230 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
C32
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
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

memory controller

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

details

Opteron 4230 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 6 6
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 14 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 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

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
AMD Opteron 4230 HE
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