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Front view of AMD Opteron 4310 EE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4310 EE

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 101.56W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 61.1 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 1 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 35% 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
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads

Features Key features of the Opteron 4310 EE  vs FX 8320 

clock speed

Opteron 4310 EE
2.2 GHz
FX 8320
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

FX 8320
4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 4310 EE  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa 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
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 109.5 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 4310 EE  vs
FX 8320 
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 15 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 61.1°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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
AMD Opteron 4310 EE
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