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Front view of AMD Opteron 4310 EE

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AMD Opteron 4310 EE

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.33 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 74 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.67 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Opteron 4310 EE  vs Athlon II X2 250 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 4310 EE  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual 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
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Opteron 4310 EE  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 74°C

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
AMD Opteron 4310 EE
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