CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6204 vs 4386 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 6204

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 6204

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Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 2 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4386

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 3.8 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6204 vs 4386

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6204
3,779.5
Opteron 4386
1,846

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6204
1,410.5
Opteron 4386
1,851

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6204
114.35 MB/s
Opteron 4386
2,200 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6204  vs
4386 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES

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 0.62 pt/W 0.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 77.19W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Opteron 6204  vs
4386 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 2
Clock multiplier 16 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.3 GHz 3.41 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
AMD Opteron 6204
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