CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4234 vs 3350 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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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 4234

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4234

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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
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 3350 HE

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AMD Opteron 3350 HE

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 4234 vs 3350 HE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 4234
2,040 MB/s
Opteron 3350 HE
1,930 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 4234  vs
3350 HE 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
C32
AM3+
Is unlocked No No

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
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 45W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 2.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 36.56W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 4234  vs
3350 HE 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 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 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 17 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.5°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.8 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
AMD Opteron 4234
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