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Front view of AMD Opteron 61-1

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 61-1

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Slightly more l3 cache 10 MB vs 8 MB 25% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Opteron 61-1  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Opteron 61-1
1.6 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

FX 6300
6 MB

L3 cache

Opteron 61-1
10 MB
FX 6300
8 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 61-1  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
G34
AM3+

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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Opteron 61-1  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.25 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
AMD Opteron 61-1
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AMD FX 6300
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