CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6172 vs 8320E among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8320E 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 6172

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 6172

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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 12 vs 8 4 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD FX 8320E

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,929 vs 3,906 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better performance per watt 11.12 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W More than 11.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.55 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,244 vs 1,050 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2014 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70.5 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6172 vs FX 8320E

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6172
3,906
FX 8320E
11,929

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6172
1,050
FX 8320E
2,244

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6172
88,100 MB/s
FX 8320E
2,550,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6172  vs
FX 8320E 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Octa 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 115W 95W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.99 pt/W 11.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 77.19W

details

Opteron 6172  vs
FX 8320E 
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
Clock multiplier 10 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 4.55 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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