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Front view of AMD Opteron 6124 HE

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AMD Opteron 6124 HE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% 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
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% 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 better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62.5 °C vs 55 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Opteron 6124 HE  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Opteron 6124 HE
1.8 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 6124 HE
1.8 GHz
FX 6300
4.75 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 6124 HE
1.8 GHz
FX 6300
4.82 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6124 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
G34
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 85W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 69.06W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 6124 HE  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 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Clock multiplier 9 20
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 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
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