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Front view of AMD Opteron 6230 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 6230 HE

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
More cores 12 vs 6 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 6 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
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
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Opteron 6230 HE  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Opteron 6230 HE
2.2 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Opteron 6230 HE
2.5 GHz
FX 6300
4.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6230 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Duodeca 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
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Opteron 6230 HE  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 12 6
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Clock multiplier 15 20

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
AMD Opteron 6230 HE
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AMD FX 6300
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