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Front view of AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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AMD Opteron 6164 HE

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Much 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
Higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4256 EE

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AMD Opteron 4256 EE

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 69.06W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 74.46 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.48 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Opteron 6164 HE  vs 4256 EE 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 6164 HE
2.59 GHz
Opteron 4256 EE
1.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6164 HE  vs
4256 EE 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Octa core
Socket type
G34
C32
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 85W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 69.06W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Opteron 6164 HE  vs
4256 EE 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Clock multiplier 8 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.59 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz 1.6 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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