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Front view of AMD Opteron 6242

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 6242

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 4 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 0.5 MB 32x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 12 vs 4 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core Around 10.8x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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AMD A8 5600K

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 93.44W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 100.74 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 27.7 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Opteron 6242  vs A8 5600K 

clock speed

Opteron 6242
2.8 GHz
A8 5600K
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

Opteron 6242
12 MB
A8 5600K
4 MB

L3 cache

Opteron 6242
16 MB
A8 5600K
0.5 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6242  vs
A8 5600K 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Duodeca core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES

details

Opteron 6242  vs
A8 5600K 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 12 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1

power consumption

TDP 115W 100W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 87.6 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 81.25W
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