CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6238 vs 8350 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 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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AMD Opteron 6238

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 159.66W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
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 8 4 more cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70.4 °C vs 61 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 159.62 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 1 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 891 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 1.11 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.88 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 7,316 Around 25% better PassMark score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6238 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6238
4,674
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6238
1,348
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6238
1,470 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 6238
7,316
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6238  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.2 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
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 115W 125W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.11 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 159.66W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3

details

Opteron 6238  vs
FX 8350 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 12 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Clock multiplier 16 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.4°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 709
Overclocked clock speed 3.88 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.88 GHz 4.69 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

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
AMD Opteron 6238
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