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Front view of AMD Opteron 61QS

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AMD Opteron 61QS

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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
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
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.3 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x 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
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Opteron 61QS  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Opteron 61QS
2.3 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

FX 6300
6 MB

L3 cache

Opteron 61QS
12 MB
FX 6300
8 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 61QS
2.3 GHz
FX 6300
4.75 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 61QS
2.3 GHz
FX 6300
4.82 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 61QS  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.3 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

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 61QS  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 11 20
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.8 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 4.75 GHz

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
Typical power consumption 93.44W 77.19W
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